Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been under the spotlight from Saudi Arabia all summer. A huge verbal offer was reportedly made, and Al-Ittihad, led by coach Nuno Espirito Santo, is eager to acquire the player.
It is believed that Al-Ittihad will continue to try to acquire the player this winter and next summer, and it is possible that clubs other than Al-Ittihad will also start competing for him. However, Liverpool has no intention of letting the player go next January and will remain at Anfield this season, according to Football Insider.
He is still the top scorer in the team this season, scoring eight goals in 10 Premier League games. He has also shown his ability in assists and chance creation, and despite being 31 years old, he has maintained his position as an integral part of Liverpool’s front line.
The team has a strong forward lineup that includes Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota, Cody Gakpo, and Luis Diaz, but there is no player who can replace the influence of Egyptian King or a winger who can cut inside and shoot from the right wing.
Harvey Elliott is also mainly used in the midfield, and Ben Doak is a righty who mainly cuts in and crosses with his right foot rather than cutting in. The current squad is not used to playing on the right wing, and Liverpool is looking for a replacement for the Egyptian winger.
In any case, there is no way Liverpool will release their ace without securing a replacement. Nor would they allow a key player to leave in the middle of the season.
Rumors about Mohamed Salah’s departure will probably pick up steam again in the transfer market next summer, but who will Liverpool be looking for to replace him?