Liverpool should not be under pressure to increase their offer for Mohamed Salah, according to David James, who thinks the Reds will have replacements for the Egyptian and Sadio Mane.
The two superstar strikers remain very much part of the collective cause at the moment, going into a Champions League final clash with Real Madrid on Saturday, but serious questions are being asked how long the two will stay at Anfield.
As things stand, they are only tied to conditions until the summer of 2023 and are still not committed to extending beyond that point, with former Reds goalkeeper James acknowledging that landscape changes could become attractive to men who have won almost everything in England.
"As a Liverpool fan you want them to stay. You want your best players to stay and they have proven themselves as two of Liverpool's best players. I would suggest that Liverpool's model and recruitment strategy is for them to anticipate that the players will be there at the same time as anticipating that they will not be there. With the latter, they will anticipate the next purchase - like [Luis] Diaz coming in January. They will already have something in place, then you should look at the individuals. I think the fact that Salah has not signed the contract that has been offered to him, I do not think he should or would get a better offer because Liverpool will have him as part of their model. "Then it belongs to the player," said James./21Media