Liverpool are not open to offloading Mohamed Salah anytime soon despite recent speculations suggesting a move to either Barcelona or Real Madrid.
According to a report from The Sun, Liverpool are determined to keep hold of Mohamed Salah amid speculations linking him with Real Madrid and Barcelona. The Egyptian winger is said to be happy with his life at the Merseyside club. Jurgen Klopp and his staff are also delighted with his progress and have no immediate plans of offloading him in the coming future.
The speculations regarding Salah’s potential departure to Spain were initially fueled by Egyptian footballing great Mohamed Aboutrika earlier this month when the 42-year-old claimed that the attacker is unhappy with Liverpool. He was upset after being snubbed by Klopp as a Liverpool captain in the game against Midtjylland, and therefore, a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona was a real possibility.
However, if The Sun’s report is to be believed, Salah is unlikely to leave Anfield, especially with his family already well-settled in Merseyside. Liverpool themselves have no real reason to offload him either unless they were in a financial turmoil.
Although Salah publicly voiced his disappointment over the decision to hand Trent Alexander-Arnold the captaincy, it is unlikely to faze the former Chelsea forward, who still has a legitimate chance of securing a potential treble in the ongoing campaign.
Despite a rocky start to the campaign, Liverpool have once again emerged as the favourites for the Premier League title this season. The Reds have been doing well in the Champions League as well, where they have been drawn against Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig, in the Round of 16.
Salah himself has been in excellent form as well, having already netted 13 goals in 13 league matches so far. He most notably starred in the recent 7-0 thumping of Crystal Palace, with the 28-year-old scoring a brace and providing the assist for the fifth goal that was scored by Roberto Firmino.
The Egyptian international’s fiery run of form bodes well for the Liverpool side, who could be in for a busy January transfer window. The Reds are already in the hunt for a new centre-back who can replace the injured Virgil van Dijk, with the club recently being linked with a move for Schalke’s rising star Ozan Kabak.
As for Real Madrid and Barcelona, their hopes of securing Salah’s services were minimal, to begin with. But, the Spanish duo will definitely be in the hunt for other top players across Europe this January as they look to get on with their respective transitional phase this season.