There is no way that Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will leave Anfield during the upcoming summer transfer window.
That’s according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, anyway. Giving an update for his YouTube channel yesterday, Romano addressed rumours that Salah could look to leave Liverpool if they don’t qualify for next season’s Champions League.
“The full focus of Mo Salah is on Liverpool. He extended the contract one year ago because he’s 100 per cent convinced of the Liverpool project, ideas, of Jurgen Klopp – who’s going to stay as Liverpool coach. The idea is very clear, he wants to continue there and then we will see in the future,” said the journalist.
“As of now Mo Salah is not negotiating with any other club. This is the only truth about his future. He’s fully focused on the Liverpool project.”
Romano went on to say that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is planning the rebuild of his squad with Salah still around.
“This summer will be important for Liverpool, many comings are expected. There could be three, four new signings. But at the moment Klopp considers Salah as part of the team and also for the next season,” he explained.
Salah happy at Liverpool
This didn’t really need saying from Romano in all honesty, but it’s good to put it to bed anyway.
The truth is that even if Mo did want to leave Liverpool, there’s no market for him. Having just signed a new, bumper deal with the Reds, few clubs could offer him a similar package. Those that could are unlikely to be interested.
No, Liverpool and Salah are a match made in heaven. The Egyptian has continuously stated his happiness at Anfield, and despite the Reds poor form this season, that doesn’t appear to have changed.
After his goal against Real Madrid last week, the 30-year-old is now Liverpool’s top scorer in European competition. He’s closing in on 200 goals for the club and will have more records in his sights, too.
It remains to be seen what will happen when his current deal ticks closer to expiring. Running until 2025, there are no guarantees Salah stays beyond that. Unless he signs another extension, it feels like that may be a topic on the agenda for summer 2024. This time around though, there should be no sweat that our Egyptian King will be abdicating his throne.
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