Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum is out of contract with the Reds at the end of the season, and it currently looks like there is little chance he will sign a new deal in the coming weeks.
Liverpool are reportedly keen to keep the 30-year-old, who has always been a key player for Jurgen Klopp, but the two sides are currently separated over questions regarding the offer of a new deal.
The former Newcastle man is still on the same contract he signed after arriving from the Magpies in the summer of 2016, and he is said to be making around £ 75,000 a week.
While the deadlock on a new deal would center on the number of years on the contract, several reports indicate that Wijnaldum is also on the lookout for a pay hike that will put him on a par with some of the best. club employees.
Former Tottenham, Aston Villa and England forward Bent doesn’t think he’s worth it and has questioned Wijnaldum’s position in the squad.
“He’s been very, very good, but no, I don’t give him the same pay as Salah, Mane, even Firmino, for that matter,” Bent told Football Insider.
“But to kind of catapult you to where van Dijk is, Alisson, those guys, the two of them, for example, changed lives in Liverpool when they arrived.
“So to say that you want to be at the same level as them, I don’t think so, you can’t get away with it.
“He certainly deserves a higher salary than he probably is, but to say he wants to be one of the top earners in the same bracket as the guys, no. ”
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