Jurgen Klopp is reportedly hopeful that Liverpool’s FSG owners reject a potential word-record offer for Mohamed Salah.
According to the Mirror, the Liverpool boss is eager for the club’s owners to turn down a second bid from Saudi Arabia for the 31-year-old, though FSG could be tempted to accept a world-record offer.
With Liverpool have no way of replacing Salah, the Reds will have to wait until January to find a replacement for the attacker, a task which could be impossible straight from the start.
As a result, Klopp wants to keep hold of Salah even if it means rejecting a potential world-record offer from Saudi Arabia, a fee that could set Liverpool up for success for years to come.
Indeed, the potential sale of Salah is one that has seemingly split the Liverpool fanbase down the middle, with rumours likely to persist for the next few days with the Saudi Arabian window not closing until Thursday.
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And with Klopp and FSG also conflicted over the issue, there could be some major fallout between the two parties depending on the outcome of this transfer saga.
FSG have to listen to Klopp and keep Salah at Liverpool
FSG’s model of sell-funding the club through their own profits has proven to be a double-edge sword, and whilst selling Salah could turbo-charge their plans for Liverpool, it could be a disaster in the short-term.
The 31-year-old is one of the best attackers in world football and is crucial to Liverpool’s plans this season in getting the Reds back into the UEFA Champions League.
And as a result, Klopp’s wishes have to be obeyed, with FSG likely aware that the Reds will struggle to find a replacement for Salah despite now having the money to sign anyone they wish.