Chris Sutton has slammed recent rumours claiming that Mohamed Salah will leave Liverpool before the window shuts for Saudi Arabia.
Speaking on the It’s All Kicking Off podcast, the pundit criticised recent reports that the 31-year-old winger could quit Anfield to become the latest superstar arrival in the Middle East.
Salah has this week again been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia, with Al-Ittihad keen to make the Liverpool attacker one of the most expensive players in football via a £129m transfer as per CBS Sports.
Whilst a transfer remains unlikely, there’s no denying that there is still a small chance that Salah could now leave Liverpool, and Sutton is completely against such a move from happening.
Sutton said: “My thoughts are Mo Salah cannot leave Liverpool at this time to go to Saudi. Just based on the timing of it. We’re a couple of days now to the end of the window.
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“I think that would be scandalous if Mo Salah decided to leave and leave Liverpool in the lurch. It would be a real slap across the face for Jurgen Klopp.”
Liverpool have to live by Sutton’s words on Salah
Salah is easily Liverpool’s most important attacker and a player who Jurgen Klopp has spent years trying to build his team around,
And the winger leaving for Saudi Arabia could have disastrous effects on Liverpool’s plans for this season, with the attacker an integral part for the Anfield side.
Whilst £129m could be an incredible amount for Salah, the player’s value to the Reds is worth nearly double that, and Klopp and his team must do all they can to keep the forward in England.