Liverpool have hit a brick wall in contract negotiations with Mohamed Salah so far, and now a new update has emerged on the player’s future at the club.
According to The Athletic, people close to the Egyptian winger have claimed that he could remain in England should he leave Liverpool next summer.
As per the report, there is a possibility that Salah would continue to play in the Premier League without a Liverpool shirt on his back when his contract expires, and Chelsea are named as the club who would be the most likely suitors to accommodate that move for the player.
There is no doubt that Klopp would be furious at the thought of losing both Sadio Mane and Salah in the space of just 12 months as it would be an even bigger blow to Liverpool’s attacking threat.
“He’s an extraordinary goal-scorer. He went to Roma and did it in Rome, then he came to Liverpool and got 32 goals in 36 and I thought this guy is a goalscoring machine.”
The Egypt international’s output has led Liverpool to win their first-ever Premier League title, a Champions League trophy, the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup since he joined back in 2017, and it isn’t just losing his attacking prowess that will leave FSG with a headache.
Salah is now an £81m-rated player and, at the rate he is going, Liverpool’s asking price for interested parties could likely go north of that valuation quite comfortably, but if the powers at Anfield cannot come to an agreement on a contract extension for the player he may well leave on a free with no profit made by the club upon his exit.
With that being said, FSG and Klopp must do everything they can to get a deal over the line or come to a decision that can mutually benefit both the player and the club moving forward as they could be set to lose millions if they let the player leave next summer.