FUTURE’S at Anfield are not entirely decided following Liverpool’s incredible Premier League title triumph this season. Forward Mohamed Salah has dropped the first hint, of any player, that he may be looking to move elsewhere.
On Wednesday, Liverpool celebrated in earnest by lifting the league trophy, the Merseyside club’s first title in 30 years, following the final home game of their season against Chelsea. Salah’s revelation, however, may just be the chink in the armour The Reds’ fans may have not been looking forward to as the Egyptian Messi failed to rule out a move away from the club.
In an interview with Colombian radio station, LA FM Colombia Salah said only time will tell what happens as far as a possible move. “I just want to enjoy today and enjoy the moment! No one knows the future and what will happen. Let’s see what will happen,” Salah said. “But at the moment, we win the Champions League, we win the Premier League, I’m happy.”
Salah has been instrumental as part of Liverpool’s front three, forming a lethal trident alongside Roberto Firmino and fellow-African player Sadio Mane, that has seen Jurgen Klopp’s side go from top four challengers to a proven championship-winning outfit. The Reds have the FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Champions League and now the Premier League all to show for it.
In his individual capacity, Salah won the Premier League top scorer award in his first two seasons back in England and has scored netted an impressive 19 strikes, so far, this season with one more game for his side to contest en route to drawing the curtain closed on their sensational league run. But it seems highly unlikely the 28-year-old will defend his scoring trophy this season as he trails Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy by four goals.
But he does lead as a bigger contender to sign off on the season as for Liverpool, with Mane – the next highest in the club’s scoring charts this term – two goals further back ahead of the date with Newcastle on Sunday. Salah has not given an indication for where the road may be leading to next, should an exit come to fruition, but there are suspicions he could make the move to Spain with either Barcelona or Real Madrid, the only two among a few clubs who may have the ability to acquire the Egyptians signature.
Should the temptation to leave finally come to a head, Klopp will be desperate to keep hold of his front three this summer, especially having missed out to Chelsea on the signing of Timo Werner, who the former Borussia Dortmund boss was initially interested in. The start of the campaign may thus be able to provide further clarity as the waiting game begins.