• Salah is contracted with Liverpool until 2023
  • Salah wants Liverpool to double his current wages
  • Liverpool are hesitant to meet Salah's demands

Liverpool FC superstar Mohamed Salah is reportedly frustrated because of Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne.

Salah, who is contracted with Liverpool FC until 2023, is yet to sign an extension with the Anfield club. Salah has been adamant regarding his demand of doubling his wages. The Egyptian King, who is one of the best players at present, has valued himself at $528,158-a-week.

Salah is still yet to ink fresh terms due to reported frustrations at how easily Manchester City had made de Bruyne the Premier League’s highest earner when the Belgian signed a new deal with the club in April, according to talkSport. It is understood that Salah believes he is yet to reach his "prime." There is no doubt that he is very much capable of shining even at well into his 30s.

De Bruyne, who is now committed to Man City until 2025, currently earns a weekly wage of $508,015. He was the highest earner in the Premier League until Manchester United signed Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer of 2021. The Portugal national receives a hefty weekly wage of $672,909, according to Spotrac.

Even though Salah has insisted on a number of occasions that he wants to continue at Liverpool, provided the club gives in to his demands, the "negotiations have reached a stalemate" with further talks expected later in the season, according to The Times.

It has been reported that several top European clubs are monitoring Salah’s contract situation at Liverpool, including FC Barcelona. Despite their financial crisis, Xavi Hernandez has informed the club board that he wants to secure Salah "at all costs."

Liverpool are "reluctant to pay what he feels he is worth" as the club does not want to change its wage structure. If Liverpool fail to convince Salah to sign an extension, the Merseysiders would definitely look to cash in on him next summer.

Salah has been in terrific form this season. He has netted 22 goals in 24 competitive appearances for Liverpool in 2021-22, along with providing nine assists as well.

Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring Liverpool's fifth goal, and his third, at Old Trafford
Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring Liverpool's fifth goal, and his third, at Old Trafford AFP / Oli SCARFF

Liverpool were held at a 1-1 draw at Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday and as a result, the Reds fell three points behind City. However, Liverpool are three points ahead of third-placed Chelsea.