Liverpool news: Mohamed Salah’s contract offer, Jurgen Klopp’s ‘problem’ with VAR officials

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah is believed to be close to agreeing a new deal with the club as Jurgen Klopp’s ‘issue’ with VAR official Paul Tierney is revived

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Details of what Mohamed Salah’s new deal at Liverpool could look like have emerged.

The Egyptian striker’s current deal at Anfield expires at the end of next season, although he is now on the verge of signing a new deal with the club. Rumors this week suggest the two parties are close to an agreement that could keep the Liverpool star at the club for a while longer.

It comes as a VAR official with whom Jurgen Klopp has a bitter history has been chosen for Sunday’s crunch First League collide with Manchester City. And the Reds survived a scare in Benfica to take a two-goal lead at their side Champions League Quarter-finals ahead of the second leg at Anfield.

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Benfica talking points

Luis Diaz marked his return to Portugal with a crucial late goal to put Liverpool 3-1 ahead of Benfica to return to Anfield for the Champions League quarter-finals second leg.

Goals from Ibrahima Konate, Sadio Mane and Diaz were enough to secure victory, which was far from easy after Darwin Nunez scored for the hosts to set up a nervous second half. But Diaz scored in the 87th minute as he rounded the Benfica keeper and fired an angled shot home from a through ball from Naby Keita to give the Reds the momentum for the second leg.

It was a game full of talking points, including Mane’s pivotal role, Konate’s portrayal of Jekyll and Hyde and the setting of a new Liverpool record.

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Klopp’s ‘problem’ with VAR official

Jurgen Klopp has a bitter history with Paul Tierney, who will be on VAR duty when Liverpool travel to the Etihad for Sunday’s potentially crucial Premier League game against Manchester City.

The Reds manager confronted Tierney after his side’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham earlier in the season he accused the official to have a problem with him. It came after the referee waved off penalty claims from the Reds afterwards Diogo Jota was pooled in the Spurs area.

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Salah’s contract offer

Mohamed Salah’s new contract at Liverpool could be close to being signed.

The Reds forward has been in brilliant form this season, which has left fans desperate for news of the Egyptian’s contract with the club, which is currently due to expire next summer. But there seems to have been real progress in recent weeks and Salah is now believed to be close to agreeing a new deal.

A four- or five-year deal could be signed, while there also appears to have been a change in attitude from the player’s agent during ongoing talks – an encouraging sign for the Reds.

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