Liverpool have so far refused to match Salah's demand for a £400,000 weekly pay, but they may find it more costly to find a suitable replacement - and Salah is well aware of this.
Salah is standing firm in his view that he is worth £400,000 a week to Liverpool.
While Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that talks for a new deal for Salah are progressing well, the sticking block remains Salah's understanding of his importance to the Anfield club.
Liverpool will have to pay him more than £80 million over the course of a new four-year contract.
Under FSG's ownership, the club's tight pay structure would be shattered.
Salah, on the other hand, is aware that if the club attempted to cash in on him in the summer - or if he allowed his present contract to expire in 2023 - he would make much more.
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Mohamed Salah is refusing to give in to Liverpool's requests for a contract extension.
Mohamed Salah is refusing to budge on his contract extension requests at Liverpool (Image: MIchael Zemanek/REX/Shutterstock).
With another spectacular season full of goals and assists, the 29-year-old has put himself in contention to win the Ballon d'Or.
He also wants to be paid the market rate during his prime years.
During negotiations, the former Chelsea forward made it plain that he does not believe his demands are exorbitant through his counsel.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who is 36 years old, earns £500,000 a week at Manchester United.
Kevin De Bruyne, meanwhile, signed a new contract with Manchester City last year worth £400,000 per week.
Ramy Abbas Issa, Salah's representative, is using those sums as a benchmark in negotiations with the Merseyside club.
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