Salah contract, January transfer – I dream of Liverpool off the pitch for the rest of the season

Liverpool have made a very good start to the 2023/2024 season, but there is still a lot of work to do, both on and off the pitch. Mohamed Salah signing a new contract is just one element.

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has just one year left on his contract at Anfield at the end of this season. 

It was a good start to the season for Liverpool on the pitch. Summer signings Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai have established themselves well and Ryan Gravenberch is also showing good signs of being a long-term player the Reds can rely on.

Wataru Endō, as expected, has proven slightly more limited so far, but has been a crucial element in adding depth to Liverpool’s midfield after losing so many bodies.

He could be key to progressing in the Europa League and domestic cups, which could be the Reds’ best chance of winning the trophy this year.

Manchester City remain favorites to win the Premier League, as has been the default position in recent years.

But the Premier League table, even after just eight games, sees Liverpool in the top four and just three points behind Spurs at the top of the table.

These positions could have easily been reversed if there had not been the VAR emergency.

So things are going well, but there is still a lot of work to do. Here, has looked at what needs to be fixed off the pitch at Anfield before the end of the season to ensure the Reds’ long-term success can get back on track.

One way or another, a big decision looms for Mohamed Salah for Liverpool.

At the end of the season he will have one year left on his record-breaking contract signed in 2022 and that should mean two things.

Liverpool must cash in and sell to Saudi Arabia, financing a summer of transfers that could replace him, or find a deal that sees Salah stay.

The latter, as you might imagine, would be an ideal solution for both parties, as the Egyptian legend is still at the top of his game and interest from the Saudi Pro League is unlikely to disappear over time. the following.

With Joël Matip’s contract expiring at the end of the season and Liverpool already looking a little weak defensively despite the emergence of Jarell Quansah and Luke Chambers being highly rated, another central defender is certainly a priority.

Liverpool were looking for a left-back this summer but couldn’t find the perfect option on the market.

This is the next priority, with the search for a world-class number six (mainly in place of Moisés Caicedo and Aurélien Tchouaméni). It would be wise to recruit a defender in January, six months before Matip leaves. 

The Liverpool manager has already signed to remain in charge until 2026, during the season in which he almost led the Reds to the quadruple.

But could there be a new deal on the horizon?
He seems to like his work at the moment, calling this year “the first year” of his new project in Liverpool.

This would make the 2025/26 season the third season of Liverpool 2.0, and abandoning a project after three seasons would seem early…

Jörg Schmadtke oversaw much of this summer’s transfers, while some of the work was carried out by Julian Ward before his departure. However, in the long term, a more permanent solution at the top is needed.

This week, German media outlet BILD named former RB Leipzig boss Max Eberl as an option for Liverpool alongside Bayern Munich. On paper it seems logical, but the Bundesliga champions are also interested.

It would be good to know soon exactly who will take on this role in the coming years, and Eberl is at least an interesting candidate.
End of Anfield Road Completed

Liverpool confirmed this week that Anfield’s latest expansion has been delayed until 2024 and that the Anfield Stand will only be partially open by then.

This means fans are missing out on games they thought they would attend.

The sooner the project can be completed and capacity returns to 100 percent (by then around 61,000 instead of 54,000 previously), the clearer it will be.

Once completed it will be exceptional, but there appears to be a long way to go before that happens after the original contractor went bankrupt and work stopped and they can’t open already.

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