Liverpool have made an impressive start to the 2023/24 campaign but there is more work to be done on and off the pitch. Mohamed Salah signing a new contract is just one element.
Salah will only have a year left on his Anfield contract at the end of this season.
It has been a good start to the new season for Liverpool on the pitch. Summer additions Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai have settled in well and Ryan Gravenberch is also showing good signs of being a long-term player that the Reds can bank on.
Wataru Endō has, as expected, proven to be a little more limited so far, but he was a crucial part of adding depth to the Liverpool midfield having lost so many bodies.
He could be vital in progressing in the Europa League and domestic cups, which could be the best chances that the Reds have of winning silverware this year.
Manchester City remains the favorite to win the Premier League, as has been the default position in recent years.
But the Premier League table, albeit after only eight games, shows Liverpool inside the top four and just three points behind Spurs at the summit. Those positions could easily have been reversed were it not for a VAR calamity.
Things are going well, then, but there remains more work to do. Here, Liverpool.com has taken a look at what needs to be sorted out before the end of the season off the pitch at Anfield to make sure that the success of the Reds can get back on track in the long term.
Mohamed Salah contract
One way or another, there is a big decision coming on Mohamed Salah for Liverpool.
At the end of the season, he will have a year left to run on the record-breaking contract he signed in 2022 and that should mean one of two things.
Liverpool should either cash in and sell to Saudi Arabia, funding a summer of moves that could attempt to replace him, or it should work out an agreement for Salah to stay.
The latter would be an ideal solution, you would imagine, for both parties, with the Egypt legend still at the peak of his powers and interest from the Saudi Pro League unlikely to disappear later down the line.