Reports on Friday evening indicated that Liverpool will submit a new bid closer to Roma’s £35 million valuation for Mohamed Salah by the end of the weekend.
Liverpool want to bring Mohamed Salah to the club this summer to add more pace to the side and Gianluca Di Marzio claims that the Reds will submit a revised offer by the end of the weekend.
The Italian journo says that Liverpool will offer closer to Roma’s £35 million valuation than they did with their previous £28 million offer.
Although a fee is yet to be agreed, Di Marzio claims that personal terms have been already agreed with Salah. It has been clear for some time that the player wants a move to England and it looks set to happen very soon.
Salah scored 19 goals and provided 12 assists in all competitions last season and was one of only eight players in Europe’s top five leagues to get into double figures for goals and assists.
Although Jürgen Klopp is looking at bringing Salah in for the added pace he’ll provide, the Egyptian is also a veritable goal threat and a unique creative talent.
Having Salah in the side will allow Klopp the option of having two pacy wingers whereas last season he only had Sadio Mané.
Additionally, having Salah at Klopp’s disposal allows the German manager far more fluidity with his team selection. The former Borussia Dortmund manager was restricted to the same lineups week after week last season but that will change with Salah’s arrival.
As we saw with Philippe Coutinho playing as a no.8 against West Ham United and Middlesbrough, Klopp has the option of dropping the Brazilian into a creative midfield role and will be able to play Salah further forward.
All in all, even if Liverpool have to increase their offer for Salah to £40 million, there are no genuine disadvantages to signing the Egyptian but an overwhelming presence of advantages.