El Hadji Diouf claims Liverpool will not meet Mo Salah’s wage demands because he is African
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 28
El Hadji Diouf has never been short of a controversial opinion (Picture: Getty Images)

Former Liverpool forward El Hadji Diouf reckons will not get the wages he is asking for at the club because he is African, whereas a European player would have a better chance.

Salah is out of contract next year and negotiations over a new deal have not progressed, despite both parties reportedly keen to find an agreement.

The 29-year-old is thought to be asking for around £400,000-a-week, which would see his current salary double, but the Reds have not matched his demands.

Diouf has made the pretty outrageous claim that Liverpool would be willing to pay him what he wants if he was European, although of course there is no evidence to back that up.

‘Salah has to realise that he is African, so they will not treat him like the Europeans, and they will not give him the best contract like the others,’ Diouf told .

‘The same thing happened to me when I was at Liverpool, they told me not to go to my country to play with my national team.’

Mohamed Salah is enjoying another superb season with Liverpool (Picture: Getty Images)

Despite the disturbing accusation, Diouf still thinks Higgins should stay at Anfield and play another four seasons with the club, turning down interest from the likes of Real Madrid.

‘It is obvious that Liverpool must accept Salah’s demands,’ Diouf said. ‘If I were Salah, I would stay at Liverpool, he can make more money, he is the best player at the club with [Sadio] Mane, and with him they will win a lot of trophies.

‘He’s 30 years old [in June], and I’m asking him to play 4 more years with the Reds. A transfer to will mean he will have to start all over again.’

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