Graeme Souness, a former Liverpool player and now a football pundit, has raised concerns about the future of star player Mohamed Salah. Souness revealed that Salah has attracted interest from the Saudi Pro League during the summer transfer window. Al-Ittihad reportedly made a massive £150 million offer for the Egyptian winger, but it was rejected by Liverpool. There are rumors that the Saudi side may come back with an even larger bid of £200 million before the transfer window closes in the Middle East on September 7. Souness believes that Salah is still contemplating a move and is tempted to leave Liverpool.
Despite Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp repeatedly denying any possibility of Salah leaving, Souness remains skeptical. He highlighted the fact that neither Salah nor his representatives have explicitly stated their desire to stay at Liverpool. Souness argues that the absence of such a statement suggests that Salah is considering the move to Saudi Arabia. He believes that deep down, Salah might feel compelled to make the move before the Saudi transfer window closes.
The Liverpool boss has consistently expressed his confidence that Salah will remain at the club. However, Souness still retains his concerns about Salah’s potential departure. Souness went on to cite several factors that he believes may influence Salah’s decision. He highlighted Salah’s nationality and religion, as he is an Egyptian and a Muslim. Souness suggests that moving to Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, and a country with a maritime border to Egypt, might hold significant appeal for Salah. Furthermore, Souness points out that Salah has had a history of moving between clubs, having played for six different teams in 13 years. With Salah already achieving great success at Liverpool, winning the Premier League and the Champions League, Souness speculates that Salah may feel that he has accomplished what he set out to do.
Salah is set to return to the pitch on Sunday as Liverpool faces Aston Villa in the Premier League. All eyes will be on him as fans and pundits alike speculate on his future and whether these rumors hold any substance. It remains to be seen whether Salah’s potential move to the Middle East will come to fruition, or if he will continue to shine at Liverpool.