Liverpool are not ready to dump Mohamed Salah anytime soon, despite recent speculations suggesting a transfer to Barcelona or Real Madrid.
According to a report from The Sun, Liverpool are determined to retain control of Mohamed Salah amid speculation linking him to Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Egyptian winger is said to be happy with his life at the Merseyside club. Jurgen Klopp and his staff are also thrilled with his progress and have no immediate plans to dump him in the near future.
Speculation about Salah’s potential departure to Spain was initially fueled by Egyptian football great Mohamed Aboutrika earlier this month, when the 42-year-old said the striker was dissatisfied with Liverpool. He was upset after being snubbed by Klopp as Liverpool captain in the match against Midtjylland, and therefore, a transfer to Real Madrid or Barcelona was a real possibility.
However, if The Sun’s report is to be believed, Salah is unlikely to leave Anfield, especially with his already well established family in Merseyside. Liverpool itself has no real reason to dump it unless it was in a financial crisis.
Although Salah has publicly expressed his disappointment over the decision to hand the captain over to Trent Alexander-Arnold, it is unlikely to upset the former Chelsea striker, who still has a legitimate chance to secure a potential hat-trick in the ongoing campaign.
Despite a difficult start to the campaign, Liverpool have once again emerged as the favorite for the Premier League title this season. The Reds also did well in the Champions League, where they were drawn against Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig, in the round of 16.
Salah himself has also been in excellent form, having already scored 13 goals in 13 league games so far. He notably starred in the recent 7-0 at Crystal Palace, with the 28-year-old scoring a brace and assisting Roberto Firmino’s fifth goal.
The Egyptian international’s fiery form bodes well for the Liverpool side, who may find themselves in a busy transfer window in January. The Reds are already on the hunt for a new center-back who can replace the injured Virgil van Dijk, with the club recently linked to a move for Schalke rising star Ozan Kabak.
As for Real Madrid and Barcelona, their hopes of securing Salah’s services were slim to begin with. But the Spanish duo will certainly be on the hunt for more top players across Europe this January as they try to move forward with their respective transition phase this season.