England midfielder Jordan Henderson, who was expected to continue to support the team at Anfield this season, has decided to move to Saudi Arabia at the behest of manager Steven Gerrard, fearing a decline in his opportunities.
Similarly, Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah, who is rumored to be heading to the Middle East, is said to be preparing an offer worth a total of £200 million from Al-Ittihad, but there is no way they will let go of their ace when the European transfer market closes and he is confirmed to remain at Liverpool.
While next summer’s transfer continues to be discussed, the former Liverpool captain, who is also a senior member of the Saudi Professional League, revealed that he had a conversation with Salah and was asked general questions, but did not seem to know the details, saying he only knew what the media had to say.
“I haven’t spoken to him about the situation,”
“Obviously I spoke to him briefly over the past week or two in terms of he was asking if I was okay, everything was all right, how I’m settling in, the normal sort of stuff. I’ve sort of left him with this.”
“He’ll have everybody ringing him and texting him and things like that. So I’ve sort of left him to it. I don’t really know exactly what’s going on. I just see what’s being said in the media in terms of the bids going in and things like that.”
“It’ll be interesting to see what happens because he’s an amazing player, an amazing guy and whatever happens, he’ll have a big impact – whether that’s at Liverpool or in the Saudi League, whatever it may be. Whether that’s now, in the future or whenever it may be. He’s a fantastic addition to any team.”the Athletic