According to 90min, Liverpool will now consider letting Salah leave the club this summer.
As per the report, the Reds could allow the Egyptian winger to follow Sadio Mane out of the door at Anfield during this transfer window, providing they can find a replacement in an attempt to stop Salah from leaving for free when his contract expires in 12 months.
There is no doubt that Jurgen Klopp will be fuming at the thought of losing another one of his key players this summer, especially after Mane’s move to Bayern Munich was confirmed this week.
Salah has been a consistent and reliable performer for Liverpool over the last five years and was even dubbed “the best player in the world” for his performances last season by former left-back Scott Minto.
The £81m-rated star who was hailed “world-class” by Klopp has scored 156 goals and delivered 63 assists which has guided the Merseyside giants to a Premier League title, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup as well as the player winning several individual achievements.
Salah has won three Premier League golden boots and was named PFA Player of the Year this season for his contribution in Liverpool’s impressive run that saw them go to every final possible this season and take the league title race with Manchester City down to the last day of the campaign.
FSG have found themselves in a difficult position with the player as it was reported that Salah wants £400k-per-week to sign a deal to remain at Anfield ahead of next season, however, it would completely undermine the club’s tight wage structure and would put him hundreds of thousand pounds ahead of his hard-working team-mates.
Losing Salah is already unthinkable for supporters, but from a business perspective, it could be a disaster as he is a highly rated asset that would need replacing with solid investment, the idea that Liverpool might lose him on a free transfer and as a result not able to recoup funds to sign a player to take his position would be worrying.
With that being said, the powers at Anfield will be looking for a way that they can benefit from Salah’s departure should he make the decision not to resign for the club ahead of next summer, and selling him on either now or in the January transfer window may be the option that suits the club best financially.