Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool Future Still in Doubt Despite Rejecting Previous Offer:
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah‘s future remains uncertain, with recent reports indicating he could still depart the club for Saudi Arabia’s top division, the Saudi Pro League. Salah was heavily linked with a move to Saudi club Al Ittihad over the summer transfer window, as officials in the Pro League aimed to lure a global superstar to raise the profile and competitiveness of the league.
Al Ittihad reportedly bid £150 million for Salah just before the summer deadline, but Liverpool swiftly rejected the offer. Rumors swirled of a follow-up bid over £200 million, but it did not materialize as the window closed. Saudi League officials accepted the decreasing timeline to finalize a Salah deal and shifted focus to revisiting negotiations in January.
According to new reports from the Telegraph and other outlets this week, Salah may now move on in the upcoming summer 2024 window instead. Liverpool is expected to firmly rebuff any January offers for the Egyptian star, as the club remains in strong position to compete for major trophies this season. The Reds could re-evaluate and potentially sell Salah in the summer transfer period.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reiterated this week that Salah remains committed to the club and there are no plans to sell him in January. “Mo [Salah] is completely focused on Liverpool. He wants to help this club achieve success and is concentrating on his play. There is nothing more to say,” Klopp stated in a recent interview.
Liverpool and Arsenal are currently just one point behind Manchester City with 27 points each, Man city tops the table with 28 points for the 2023-24 season.
Mohamed Salah has continued putting up impressive offensive numbers for Liverpool this season, scoring 10 goals and 3 assists over 12 premier league matches so far securing 2nd position. Haaland with total 12 appearances and 13 goals who still remains in the top in the premiere league for the season 2023-24.
Though not quite at the staggering level of his previous Liverpool campaigns, he remains one of the most dangerous attackers in the Premier League. Liverpool currently sits just 1 point behind leaders Manchester City in what looks to be shaping up as another tight title race.
Beyond aiming to help Liverpool capture their 20th top-flight league title this season, Salah also has his sights set on Champions League glory. Liverpool faced a difficult Round of 16 clash with German giants Bayern Munich in February and March last season, they are still looking to repeat their 2019 Champions League winning run this season, challenging treble winner Man City.
While Mohamed Salah’s long-term future in Liverpool remains uncertain, he figures to play an integral role as the club competes for major trophies over the remainder of the 2023-2024 season. The summer transfer window could bring about a separation, but for now, the superstar forward seems focused on further etching his name into Liverpool lore.
According to journalist David Ornstein, Liverpool has not received any formal contact from Al-Ittihad or other Saudi clubs regarding Salah since the summer. However, there is a widespread expectation that attempts to lure Salah to the Saudi Pro League will resume next summer.