Liverpool are reportedly planning to make Sadio Mane their highst earner on their squad list after opening new discussions for a contract that soulld keep him at the club for a foreseeable future. The 27-year-old only put pen to paper on an improved deal last November.
But less than a year later, the Reds have decided to hold fresh talks about Mane’s future on Merseyside. In the last 12 months, Mane’s stock has continued to rise as one of Jurgen Klopp’s most important players.
Mane was named the joint-winner of the Premier League Golden Boot last term after netting 22 goals. And he has begun the new season for European champions Liverpool in top form.
Mane currently earns around £150,000-a-week and is tied down at Anfield until 2023. However, according to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira , Liverpool are now in talks with Mane to renew his contract up until 2025. That would see the former Southampton forward commit the next five-and-a-half years to Liverpool. The Reds are now said to be offering him a salary of £11.5m a year, which equates to worth £220,000-a-week.
Mane would subsequently become the club’s highest earner above Mohamed Salah, who is Liverpool’s first player to break the £200,000-a-week mark.
Roberto Firmino and Virgil van Dijk, who is also reportedly in contract negotiations with Liverpool, earn £180,000-a-week at present.
Mane could usurp both of them, though, if he agrees to a new deal. If Mane stayed at Liverpool until 2025, he would be 33 years of age by the end of his proposed contract. Klopp knows how important the left-sided forward is to his team.
And in the short-term, Mane is set to start for Liverpool at Stamford Bridge when they face top-four rivals Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday (4.30pm).