As one of the best players in the world right now, Mo Salah wants this to be reflected in his weekly wage at Liverpool.

The Egyptian winger has requested a pay rise of up to £500,000 a week.

This would break the solid wage structure owners Fenway Sports Group have implemented at the club over the last few years.

After major contributions to the club reaching the 2018 Champions League Final, and then being a leading force to winning the UCL in 2019 and Premier League in 2020, Salah has been a key figure in the recent success of Liverpool.

Salah has been instrumental in generating income and silverware for the club.

With the three accolades totalling a rough estimate of around £200 million.

Salah is also the second most popular shirt name, behind centre half Virgil Van Djik, showing he is contributing to the financial side of the club off the pitch.

He has, however, proved his football ability is enough to grant him his desired wage.

Salah is the leading goal scorer in the Premier League.

His stats speak for themselves. He has continuously proved how his impact to the squad is irreplaceable.

Salah has broken record after record after signing for the Reds.

In the league alone, Salah has scored well over 100 for his club.

He broke a record with his 100th goal, being the fastest Liverpool player to reach the century. He is fifth fastest in the history of the league.

As well as this, he holds the record for the most Premier League goals in a campaign by any player, ever.

This record places him above players such as Luis Suarez, Christiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer.

In comparison, Ronaldo is reported to be on a huge £510,000 a week, the league’s highest paid star.

Second comes Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne, on £400,000.

Salah is reported to not even reach the top 10 highest paid.

Given everything he has achieved, it is right to reward such a talent with a share of what he has contributed so massively to.

The opinion that Salah deserves these wages is not inconsistent, to say the least.

A lot of fans are screaming for Salah’s wage request to be met.

Sky Sports Pundit and ex Liverpool midfielder and manager Graham Souness made his opinions clear in his work for The Times, he said:

“I won’t speculate on what he is asking for but Liverpool should give it to him.

“It is in their interests to pay him as much as they can afford and also for Salah to stay at the club where he has clearly had the best spell of his career.”

It is clear Salah appreciates what he has at Liverpool.

He gives his all every season, and wants nothing more to succeed and win, for himself, the club and the fans.

Salah has expressed publicly his love for Liverpool, and his desire to stay at the club.

He told Sky Sports: “If you ask me, I would love to stay until the last day of my football career, but I can’t say much about that – it’s not in my hands.

“At the moment I can’t see myself ever playing against Liverpool. That would make me sad.

“It’s hard, I don’t want to talk about it, but it would make me really sad.”

Some fans worry bringing Salah out of the wage structure will reflect poorly on other players and lower morale, as players may feel they are not valued equally.

Liverpool must now make a choice.

Do they stand firm in their choice to stick to the wage structure?

Or open the floodgates to other players demanding out of the structure?