Bent states Wijnaldum does NOT deserve to become a Liverpool leading earner
The former England striker accepts the Premier League ace should have a pay rise
Georginio Wijnaldum must not be paid as much as the similarity Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane if he agrees a deal to remain at Liverpool, previous England striker Darren Bent has stated.
Netherlands regular Wijnaldum runs out contract at Anfield at the end of the season and looks unlikely to concur brand-new terms with the Premier League leaders in the coming weeks.
The 30-year-old has actually been rumoured to be looking for earnings that would put him on a par with the likes of strikers Salah and Hair, but Bent thinks that any hike from his reported ₤ 75,000-a-week deal must not make him a top earner.
Liverpool employer Jurgen Klopp (left) is keen to keep midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum at the club
Ex-Premier League striker Darren Bent (left) does not think Wijnaldum needs to be a top earner
Bent told Football Expert: ‘He’s been very, extremely great but no, I’m not putting him on the same earnings as Salah, Hair – even [Roberto] Firmino, for that matter.
‘ However to type of catapult yourself to where [Virgil] van Dijk is, Alisson … them 2, for instance, changed lives at Liverpool when they was available in.
‘ So to say you wish to be on the exact same sort of level as them, I don’t believe so. You can’t get away with that.
‘ He certainly deserves a bigger wage than he’s most likely on however to say that he wants to be among the leading earners, in the very same bracket as them guys – no.’
Bent says that the dependable Wijnaldum can not command the same pay as Mohamed Salah
Wijnaldum was among supervisor Jurgen Klopp’s earliest finalizings after joining the club in 2015, purchasing the midfielder from Newcastle for ₤ 25million in July 2016.
Klopp has typically explained Wijnaldum as going under the radar during his hugely effective time at the club, including helping the Reds to the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League title last season.
Wijnaldum has actually been nearly ever-present up until now this season, playing in all of Liverpool’s Premier League video games and just failing to finish 90 minutes on three events.
The previous PSV and Feyenoord star also played a major part in Liverpool qualifying from the Champions League knockout stages, only being fully rested for their final group game.
Bent does not admire Wijnaldum as much as Virgil van Dijk (left), who he claims ‘altered lives’