Real Madrid want to sign Mohamed Salah in response to Barcelona’s £146 million purchase of Philippe Coutinho.

This week, Barcelona completed their huge money move for Philippe Coutinho and have added a very talented player to their squad to help plug the gap left by Neymar when he left in the summer to join Paris Saint-Germain.

Of course, the La Liga giants have done very well this season, leading the pack in Spain by 9 points and ahead of Real Madrid by 16 points.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the current Champions League title holders are keen on sending a message to Barcelona and believe a similar raid on Liverpool to sign Mo Salah would do the trick.

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The Galacticos are huge admirers of Salah (who isn’t?) and believe the African Player of the Year recipient to be a player worthy of pulling on the white Madrid shirt.


Di Marzio writes that “the Spanish club will now try to tempt the Egyptian winger and sign him, as Barcelona did with Coutinho.”

If this is true, Liverpool could find themselves in a very sticky situation if Salah were to leave – which I don’t think he would even if Real Madrid came calling.

As it is, I don’t find Gianluca Di Marzio to be the most reliable source of information and until more information surfaces, I wouldn’t worry about this too much but rather let the Reds’ top goalscorer continue with his fine form this season.

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Jurgen Klopp has a good spine at Liverpool despite the departure of Coutinho. With van Dijk and Matip together at the back, Naby Keita coming into bolster the midfield ranks and Firmino, Mane and Salah up top, we’re looking at the makings of a very good team.

With the Coutinho madness now over, I think it’s time to get back to the actual football with Manchester City visiting Anfield on the weekend.