There is plenty of interest in Liverpool star Mohamed Salah from Saudi Arabia, and a key update has emerged about him potentially leaving the club in January.
The 31-year-old has arguably been the Reds’ greatest player of the entire Premier League era, with possibly only Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez having an argument for being better.
Salah has enjoyed a fantastic start to this season, scoring six times in his last four appearances, not to mention registering four assists.
There was a worrying period late in the summer transfer window for Liverpool, with the Egyptian the subject of strong interest from Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad.
They ended up having a huge £150m bid for Salah rejected by Liverpool, with the Merseysiders having absolutely no intention of selling him.
It seems clear that their interest isn’t going to go away in the coming transfer windows, and with his current Reds deal expiring in the summer of 2025, there is the risk of losing him before then, rather than him leaving for free.
Thankfully, it looks as though Liverpool’s stance is clear ahead of January, with a new report from Football Insider claiming that the club “will not sell” Salah midway through the campaign, regardless of the offers that arrive.
The report states that there is “huge interest” from Saudi clubs in the Egypt legend, as they look to make him a poster boy in the division.
Our thoughts on Salah staying at Liverpool in January…
Frankly, it would be ludicrous for Liverpool to even entertain the idea of letting Salah leave in January, considering he is one of the most important players at the club, and integral to their chances of going all the way in the Premier League.
The hope is that he actually ends up extending his stay before 2025, although there is clearly no guarantee of that, with a move possibly appealing at the end of this season.
Should that be the case, Liverpool would at least receive a huge amount of money for Salah’s services, which could then be spent on further improving Jurgen Klopp’s squad in the coming years.
While that would be beneficial in some ways, especially given Salah’s age, him staying on is still the preferable outcome, considering his enduring world-class brilliance.