Journalist says there is a “realistic chance” Mohamed Salah will leave Liverpool

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There is a “realistic chance” that Mohamed Salah will leave Liverpool at the end of this season, according to an update from journalist Ben Jacobs.

The Egyptian King continues to perform at a remarkable level for the Reds, scoring and assisting for fun, including finding the net in Sunday’s 3-1 win at home to West Ham.

There was plenty of speculation surrounding Salah’s future during the summer transfer window, with Saudi Pro League outfit Al-Ittihad seeing a £150m bid turned down.

With the 31-year-old’s current Liverpool contract running out in the summer of 2025, however, there is the threat that he could move away 12 months before, rather than leave for free when it expires.

Speaking to Give Me Sport, Jacobs claimed that there is a fair chance that Salah will depart Anfield once the current campaign reaches its conclusion:

“We know there’s a realistic chance that Salah could leave Liverpool in 2024 because Saudi dealmakers will be back. I’m told this will be in a year rather than January, and Salah has committed to the full season.

“Ben Doak may be looking at these opportunities when he can be Salah’s understudy, hoping to persuade Liverpool to give him those opportunities rather than bring in somebody else who would be above him in the pecking order. The Europa League is a good opportunity for him to have his future in his own hands.”

Our thoughts on Salah’s possible Liverpool exit in 2024…

With each passing week, the more it is easy to envisage Salah moving on from Liverpool next summer, with interest in him highly likely to return.

In truth, it would be a huge shame to see him leave for Saudi Arabia at this point in his career, considering how much he still has to offer at the top level, but he may jump at the chance to be a poster boy there.

Ideally, Salah would remain at Liverpool for many years to come, with his fitness levels allowing him to excel well into his 30s, but that feels unlikely currently, so cashing in on him could end up being the most logical option.

On the plus side, the Reds would be receiving an enormous amount of money for the Egypt legend’s services, at which point he would be about to turn 32, so it would allow Jurgen Klopp to rebuild his squad further.

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