Liverpool are standing firm on their stance that Mohamed Salah is absolutely not for sale.
Salah has been linked with a mega move to Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad over the past week. But according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Reds are continuing to block the Egyptian’s exit. Both publicly and privately.
“Even though there have been a lot of rumours about Mohamed Salah’s future over the weekend, Liverpool have been clear every day on this story: they have no intention to negotiate,” Romano says in his Daily Breifing this morning.
“With the club and Jurgen Klopp reiterating as much after the Newcastle game on Sunday.
“Al Ittihad tried by improving their salary proposal to Salah, the bid is huge for the Liverpool star and would tempt any player in the world but Liverpool have no intention of negotiating.
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“The Reds have sent a very clear message in public and privately regarding Salah, the player is not for sale.”
Great to hear, but with more than three weeks left of the Saudis transfer window, we’re still a little wary.
Liverpool reaffirm Salah stance
Klopp was indeed very clear when asked about Salah’s future after yesterday’s stunning 2-1 win over Newcastle.
As reported by journalist Neil Jones on Twitter, Klopp said that the issue of Mo potentially leaving for Al Ittihad has ‘gone away.’ For the manager, at least.
That’s a great, firm indication that there’s absolutely nothing happening here.
Of course, there are two sides to whether or not Salah could potentially leave. Liverpool can stand firm all they like, but if Mo wants out, then they’d be forced into a tough decision.
Thankfully, there’s no sign that the 31-year-old is looking to leave Anfield right now. He was key in the Reds’ turnaround win at Newcastle yesterday, providing a perfect, match-winning assist for Darwin Nunez.
Given their affiliation with the Magpies, that won’t have pleased the Saudis. And it looks like there’s more bad news coming their way as far as Salah is concerned.
Again, we won’t be comfortable until the Pro League window closes on September 20th. But things are looking good. Long live the King.