Liverpool’s talismanic forward, Mohamed Salah, was pursued by the Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad in a $185 million deal for a move to the Middle East this summer. However, the Egyptian international preferred to stay at Anfield despite the substantial offer.
Salah continues to shine for the Reds in the Premier League this season, as evident by his recent performance against defending champions Manchester City. This outstanding display followed comments from a Liverpool legend suggesting that the winger should be sold.
Salah’s assist ends City’s 23-game home-winning streak
Mohamed Salah is one of the best wingers in the Premier League, renowned for his goal-scoring prowess. He has already bagged 10 goals this season, making him the second-top scorer in the league, only behind Manchester City striker Erling Haaland. The 31-year-old currently ranks third among Liverpool’s all-time top scorers with a tally of 198 goals and second in terms of assists with 63.
Apart from his goal-scoring prowess, the right winger’s creative aspect of the game is also noteworthy. Currently, he sits as the third-highest assist provider in the league this season. His most recent assist came against Manchester City at the Etihad in an exhilarating 1-1 draw on Saturday.
The English full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold’s 80th-minute equalizer was set up by Salah’s perfectly timed ball into his feet. Alexander-Arnold lashed it into the back of the net to cancel out Haaland’s first goal. The match ended up sharing points, and with this assist, the Egyptian extended his personal record to 17 goal contributions against the city, the most against any team.
The draw put an end to treble-winner Manchester City’s winning streak of 23 matches at their fortress. Jurgen Klopp’s side happily walked away from the dominant opposition in this week’s biggest clash. The player wearing jersey number 11, Mo Salah, once again proved his significance for the Reds in big games.
Liverpool legend urges Klopp to consider parting ways with Salah
The Egypt international and captain attracted serious interest from Al-Etihad, who sought to bring the winger to Saudi Arabia. However, Liverpool rejected the offers despite Salah’s agreement. Nonetheless, the club is exploring potential replacements for Mohamed Salah, as there remains a possibility that the Saudi club will again pursue Salah’s signature next summer.
Former Liverpool player legend Mark Lawrenson shared his thoughts on the Mo Salah transfer saga, suggesting that Klopp should part ways with the winger as he enters the final season of his contract at Anfield. Lawrenson, noting Salah’s age at 32, believes the club should allow him to leave if offers come in for his acquisition. The club has reportedly begun exploring potential replacements.
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