With 15 goals and six assists under his belt from 15 appearances across all competitions so far this season, it’s safe to say Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has been an incredibly important player for the Merseyside club this season.
However, it seems that the Egyptian could be on his way out of the club at some point in the near future.
It has recently been reported by El Nacional that newly appointed Barcelona manager Xavi wants to add Salah to his squad as he begins his reign at the Nou Camp.
In addition to his efforts this season, the 29-year-old, who is currently valued at £90m according to Transfermarkt, has racked up a total of 140 goals and 53 assists in 218 appearances across all competitions since arriving from AS Roma back in the 2017 summer transfer window, proving that it would be a nightmare if Liverpool were to lose the winger to Barcelona.
There has been plenty of speculation surrounding Salah’s future in recent weeks and months regarding the possibility of him signing a new deal at Liverpool.
However, the fact that the winger said he would be happy to spend the rest of his career with the Reds should be a comfort to any Liverpool fan that may be concerned about his time in Merseyside.
It is difficult to trust a modern footballer, though, but it’s all too apparent why this would be a devastating blow to Liverpool if they lost him.
His impressive goalscoring form for the Reds has been described as “scintillating” by pundit Ian Wright and Salah’s overall performances this season have seen him earn an overall season rating of 8.18/10, currently listing him as the highest-rated player in the Premier League according to WhoScored.
That explains why Xavi wants him at Barcelona and but why Liverpool need to do all they can to keep him at the club. Michael Edwards is set to leave at the end of the season but he must make it his final Anfield mission to tie the Egypt international down to fresh terms. If he is unable to do that, then he could be staring down the barrel of a disastrous end to his tenure.
In short, the best thing Liverpool can do would be to offer Salah a new deal that he would be happy to sign to keep him at the club. That, therefore, would surely banish any speculation around his future or the possibility of him leaving for another side.