According to The Mirror, Mohamed Salah was tempted by a move to Real Madrid or Italian champions Juventus but will now stick with Liverpool and reassess the situation next summer.
Well, Los Blancos and Juventus were reportedly preparing £150m offers for the Liverpool talisman this summer, which tempted the Egyptian.
However, he now looks set to reevaluate the situation next summer as he feels the timing would not be right to leave Anfield just after securing the Champions League title – the Reds’ sixth major European Cup.
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Jurgen Klopp was aware of the interest and is said to have held talks with the club’s hierarchy over the threat of Salah’s potential exit, although a similar conversation will not need to be had for at least another 12 months now.
Sadio Mane is also of interest to some top European sides, but both him and Salah are happy to stay for the 2019/20 season and are reportedly keen to end the club’s 30-year wait for a league title.
Make no mistake about it – Salah is Liverpool’s clutch player when it comes to Premier League football.
The former Basel man hit a record-breaking 32 goals in his first league campaign as a Liverpool player, setting a new record for most goals in a 38-game Premier League season.
Salah has also won the Reds numerous points on his own, and it goes without saying that a title push last term and a top four finish the year before wouldn’t have been possible without the little Egyptian.
So, with the 27-year-old set to stay for at least another year, next term may be Liverpool’s best chance to win the league for some time if Salah does eventually leave next summer.
It will become substantially harder to win the league if they lose the diminutive forward, a player who is hitting numbers close to Lionel Messi’s – he is irreplaceable and a title challenge will be immeasurably harder without him.
2019/20 could be the last serious shot at the title for Liverpool for some time if Salah does decide to depart next summer.