The club’s stance on the matter seems firm – Salah is not for sale. Nevertheless, everybody has a price in football – if an offer is submitted that is too good to turn down, the Egyptian may leave the Reds before the end of the ongoing summer transfer window.
It is unclear if the player himself would welcome a move to Al Ittihad – however, he has brushed off reports linking him with moves away from Liverpool historically.
On his official Twitter account, Jones wrote: “Liverpool insist Mo Salah is not for sale. Club aware of reports of interest from Al Ittihad. No official offers received but Reds plan to resist any should they arrive.”
Should Liverpool consider selling Mohamed Salah?
In a word – no. Salah has been consistently the best player at Liverpool ever since he arrived at Anfield – his goal contributions and creativity are simply invaluable to the squad.
Last season, very few players in the Premier League could match Salah’s combined goals and assists tally. All in all, he scored 19 goals in the league and notched up 12 assists.
Additionally, he is also an incredibly popular player within the Liverpool fanbase. Selling him could spark an unwanted backlash – which may become even worse if he is not adequately replaced.
Who would take Mohamed Salah’s place in the squad if he is sold?
Replacing Salah in the squad would be nigh on impossible – however, if he leaves Anfield in the transfer window, it may become a necessary task.
Liverpool’s other three natural wingers, Diogo Jota, Cody Gakpo and Luis Diaz, are all right-footed. Therefore, if they were asked to fulfil Salah’s role on the right wing, they would not be able to cut inside on their preferred foot.
As such, we feel the best candidate to take Salah’s position would be Harvey Elliot. It probably wouldn’t be an instant success – Klopp seems to prefer to play him in central midfield – but desperate times call for desperate measures.