While manager Jurgen Klopp would allegedly be ‘furious’ if the Liverpool hierarchy accept an offer made for Salah, the reported amount may prove to be too good to turn down.
Liverpool are currently remaining firm and are unwilling to let Salah go – but with transfer deadline day looming, anything could happen yet.
Should Liverpool sell Mohamed Salah to Al-Ittihad?
Whatever money that Al-Ittihad are offering Liverpool for Salah, be it £118 million or more, the Reds should steadfastly reject all offer thrown their way for the Egyptian.
Even at the age of 31, with his usefulness slowly diminishing, he is still one of the best attacking players in the world – and he has been ever since he joined Anfield.
With a player like Salah, Liverpool risk much more than losing just his impact on the pitch if they decide to part ways with him. He is incredibly popular with the fans – letting him go could spark a major backlash.
Moreover, despite not being captain, he also holds a massive influence over the dressing room. He is very highly-respected – he always gives everything he has; an ethos that rubs off on his teammates.
£118 million is an incredible amount of money, even in today’s market – but Salah’s value to Liverpool is simply priceless.
Who could replace Salah in the squad
Should the unthinkable occur and Salah leave Liverpool in the ongoing summer transfer window, Jurgen Klopp will be given the unenviable task of finding someone in the squad to take his place.
With Salah being such a constant in the Reds’ team, they rarely feel the need to drop him. As such, there are not many candidates for this role.
Liverpool have just one other left-footed attacking player in their team – Harvey Elliot. Despite Klopp’s persistence in playing him at central midfield, desperate times call for desperate measures.
Nevertheless, with excellent ability on the ball and brilliant movement, not to mention a considerable top speed, Elliot would not be a significant downgrade – at least, not as significant as it may initially seem.