The Liverpool quartet, the future of Mohamed Salah, the contract, Sadio Mane, Jurgen Klopp

The dream quad is still alive and well for Liverpool, who booked their place in the Champions League final on Wednesday morning.

Few in English football have ever reached this point. They all went to failure.

For all the euphoria surrounding Liverpool at the moment, history suggests that their quest to win four Premier League titles in one season is doomed to fail.

If Liverpool break this barrier, they will surely go down as one of the greatest clubs of all time in football.

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The Champions League final for the third time in five years is a victory of mind-boggling proportions in the current football landscape. The possibility of adding a second Premier League title in three seasons – just one point behind Manchester City with four games remaining – makes this team’s success even more remarkable.

Liverpool will also play in the FA Cup Final against Chelsea on May 15, having already won the League Cup against the same opponent in February.

However, there is a painful ambivalence about the position Liverpool now find themselves in.

The quadruple dream is still good and really for Liverpool.Source: Getty Images

There are still three more titles to win – but they are also there to lose, changing the mood around the club and its entire campaign.

Whatever happens in the coming weeks, it constitutes a defining moment for the core of this group that has returned Liverpool to glory.

There is absolutely no indication that Liverpool are about to suddenly derail and rebuild completely. Such an event is certainly impossible in Liverpool’s current form under Jurgen Klopp’s steely reign, but a revamp will be inevitable.

This need can be accelerated due to the depth of the challenge for multiple titles at this late stage.

These moments finally give way to pause in contemplation, conjuring up new dreams and reframing individual goals and desires.

This is especially true for players entering the final stages of their contracts, especially when they are in their main windows to making money.

Some of Liverpool’s greatest weapons – the players who defined the eras and upon which the group was built – have found themselves at exactly this crossroads.

The greatest of them all is Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool darling whose future at Anfield remains uncertain.

Mohamed Salah’s future in Liverpool is in doubt.Source: Getty Images

Salah turns 30 next month and is only contracted for one season. As such, Liverpool may fear selling him this summer to avoid the prospect of losing him for free in the off-season of 2023.

Al-Masry did nothing to please Liverpool’s mind either, as he halted protracted contract negotiations with the big money transfer to Paris Saint-Germain which was said to be an alternative option, in the event of Kylian Mbappe’s departure, as is widely rumored.

Salah’s personal relationship with Klopp is no small change in the matter. Klopp is known for his enthusiasm and outward affection towards a number of his players after the full time whistle, but Salah is not usually among them.

Salah describes his relationship with Klopp as just “professional”.

asked by mark In the past year about his relationship with Klopp, Salah gave a separate emotional response.

“It’s a normal relationship between two professionals. That’s what I was describing,” he said.

He added that “maybe one day” he will play in Spain.

While Salah has yet to commit to building a dynasty on Merseyside, Klopp is all in, striking a new deal last month that will take him to 2026.

Klopp’s long-term recommitment will only raise doubts about Salah’s future with the club.

Salah, who leads the Premier League with both goals (22) and assists (13) this season, is in his prime, but he has also reached a point where most elite players are looking to secure a huge final contract.

And he is not the only one.

Klopp’s relationship with Salah is completely “professional”.Source: Agence France-Presse

Fellow star Sadio Mane turned 30 in April and is set to enter the final year of his own deal.

The club is said to be more confident about the Senegal striker’s resignation, but it has also been a concern until this point.

Meanwhile, Roberto Firmino, who turns 31 in October, and Naby Keita, 27, will expire at the end of next season.

Injuries and new signings have relegated Firmino somewhat to the rank of a fringe player, but it was his partnership with Salah and Mane that helped turn the tide at Anfield after years of distress, with the exception of who – which 2013-14 season.

With the uncertainty surrounding the futures of many of Liverpool’s famous players, there is a sense that this could be the end of this team as we know it.

That doesn’t mean we should expect it to be worse, even if Salah’s possible Firmino Mane departure looks disastrous on paper.

Liverpool in 2022 – and indeed the Premier League in general – have the oomph to attract the world’s best players, while selling their biggest stars would finance the signings of others.

Klopp has a proven track record in hiring and has shown that even on smaller budgets he can work wonders.

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He barely missed any of his recent signings with Diogo Jota playing a key role in 2021-22 with 15 league goals, and Luis Diaz made a smooth introduction into the second half of the season.

The speed with which Jota and Diaz have settled at Anfield has laid the foundation for continuity within Liverpool’s attacking stock, while Klopp will likely attract at least one big signing should he be forced into the market.

Erling Haaland is one name that is sure to feature prominently in the Premier League off-season rumor mill, while Mbappe is said to have been unsettled for some time at PSG.

These will soon come into focus even more, but for now, Liverpool are set to start what could be the best three-week spell the club has ever seen.

On the contrary, the rest of May can only be filled with pain.

Regardless of the outcome, there is a high chance that Liverpool will come out on the other side with a different team.


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