In Focus: Liverpool cannot allow Salah to have his head turned

Egypt head coach Hector Cuper has revealed that Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is wanted by Real Madrid, reports the London Evening Standard.

What’s the story?

Given the attacker’s current form, he was bound to attract interest from other big-name clubs.

Salah has found the back of the net 17 times and has created four assists in 21 appearances in all competitions.

Egypt head coach Cuper apparently has inside knowledge about a potential transfer, with Madrid said to be interested.

According to the London Evening Standard, the football coach told ON Sport TV in Egypt:

“I’ve received confirmed news revealing Real Madrid’s interest in Salah, but let’s not rush things. To me, he is in an amazing position right now.”

How should Liverpool react?

The Merseyside outfit proved in the summer that they can be stubborn when trying to keep hold of a key player.

The club denied Philippe Coutinho a move to Barcelona, despite the Spanish giants’ tabling three bids.

If there is a genuine interest in Salah, then Liverpool need to make sure that they do everything that they can to stop the 25-year-old from having his head turned.

In most cases, it is difficult for players not to consider joining one of the European heavyweights, but at the moment, there is no need for the player to move.

At the moment, Salah, who joined the club from Roma for £36m in the summer, is a key figure in Jurgen Klopp’s side and if he made the jump to Madrid, he would have to compete for a place in the setup.

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