Liverpool have been warned to break the bank for Mohamed Salah as rivals Manchester City would double his salary with no questions asked.
The Egyptian superstar is reportedly seeking between £300 000 and £380 000-a-week, which would make him the highest-paid player the club.
Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell claims that the Reds should do everything power to keep Salah, who has enjoyed fine start to the season.
It may sound crazy but it's a definite risk for Liverpool," he told Football Insider.
"When you have a player who is doing what Mohamed Salah is doing, normally there are no questions about tying him up.
"Normally there are no questions about tying him up because that is a priority for the team.
"I don't know what's going on inside Liverpool, but I know Salah is out-playing his present contract. 100% he is.
"Whoever is dealing with the negotiations has a problem. Another club like Man City could probably double Mohamed Salah's money. That is the problem Liverpool have.
"They work within a structure, but that structure is going to get blown up because Salah is playing that well. This is the type of player he is.
"It would be crazy to lose him over this. They cannot allow him to leave, but we have seen it before. It would not be the first time.
"The finances in football are so important but with a player like Salah, you have to break the bank."
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