Mohamed Salah is the latest Liverpool player to have been linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League, however, he is poised to remain at Anfield for at least one more season.

According to Ben Jacobs, Salah remains committed to Liverpool despite genuine interest from Saudi outfits.

The Egyptian is only viewed as a feasible target from 2024 and it would be a PIF-led move should it materialise in 12 months time.

Al-Ittihad and Al-Hilal have both discussed Salah in the past, but they will both have to wait if they are to seal a deal for the 31-year-old winger.

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The Saudi Pro League continues to shake up the transfer market, and the Reds have received interest in a number of their players, some of which have already made the switch this summer.

Jordan Henderson recently departed to reunite with Steven Gerrard at Al-Ettifaq whereas Fabinho linked up with former Tottenham Hotspur boss Nuno Espirito Santo at Al-Ittihad.

Roberto Firmino also made a Saudi switch upon the expiration of his Liverpool contract, signing for Al-Ahli earlier on in the transfer window.

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker is another who has been rumoured away in the past 24 hours with Al-Nassr reportedly eyeing a move for the Brazilian.

Salah staying is a relief

The ‘world-class’ winger is crucial to the Reds’ success and has been since his arrival from Roma in 2016 – in 218 league appearances he has amassed 137 goals alongside lifting every trophy there is to win in club football.

Letting Salah leave this summer, especially with limited time remaining of the transfer window, would be nothing short of a disaster. For Liverpool to try and find a viable replacement in such short time would prove extremely difficult.

Knowing that the forward is committed to the club for at least one more seasons allows time for the Reds to assess their options and pick the right target for if he does leave next summer.

He would certainly leave big boots to fill.

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