Journalist explains why Mohamed Salah sat down with PSG's president recently
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Journalist explains why Mohamed Salah sat down with PSG's president recently

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah met with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi recently, as the two are good friends.

Salah caused a little bit of a social media storm over the weekend, as grainy pictures emerged of him meeting what looked like the PSG man.

Now, as per journalist Ben Jacobs on Twitter, the man in the picture was indeed Al-Khelaifi. However, the meeting reportedly couldn’t have been more innocent – the two are just friends.

So, no – Jacobs says there is no imminent bid for Liverpool from Qatari based QSI, of which Al-Khelaifi heads up.

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“Qatar Sports Investments are not in talks for a minority stake in Liverpool. QSI chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi did meet with Mo Salah in London, but the pair are simply friends,” wrote the journalist. He then gave an update on the Liverpool takeover situation.

“Sources close to FSG maintain not a lot has changed within the sale process to date. FSG are obviously exploring options but are “100% committed to the club”. Going to be another month or so before anything concrete emerges,” Jacobs explained.

Qatar not looking at Liverpool

After reports emerged that QSI have begun looking for investment in English football, Liverpool seem like an obvious target.

But those suggestions have already been denied once. Now that Salah has been pictured speaking with Al-Khelaifi, it feels necessary to deny those again – something Jacobs has done.

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The other, more uncomfortable situation for Liverpool fans could have been that Mo was in talks to join PSG.

With news now emerging of his personal friendship with Al-Khelaifi, that may continue to be a worry. For now though, it looks as though there’s nothing doing.

Would that really be so bad though? Salah has been far from his best this season. If Liverpool are looking to continue their ‘sell to buy’ model, he remains the club’s most profitable asset.

For a portion of fans it would be something approaching blasphemy to even suggest it, but maybe cashing in wouldn’t be the worst thing right now. Prove us wrong please, Mo!

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