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I expect Salah to stay at Liverpool next season, says Alan Shearer

Mohamed Salah

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Premier League legend Alan Shearer expects Egypt international to stay at next season.

The 25-year-old winger has been in an impressive form since joining the Reds from AS Roma during the summer. He has already been linked with a move away from the Reds, with several reports claiming that Real Madird are interested in signing him.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are looking to keep their star players as Jürgen Klopp revealed that he does not expect Firmino, who recently renewed his contract, to be the last Liverpool player to commit his future to the club.

“There is sure to be interest in Mo Salah this summer from the leading European clubs but I will be very surprised if they gave in as easily as they did with Philippe Coutinho,” Shearer told Coral, as he referred to Liverpool losing Brazil international Philippe Coutinho to La Liga giants Barcelona in a £142m move in January.

“A lot obviously depends on the player and what he wants to do. Coutinho wanted to leave so they had to get the best deal for him. I expect Salah to be there next season at Liverpool.

Alan Shearer

(Photo by Ali Bharmal/Getty Images for Premier League)

“He is gunning in on Ian Rush’s club record for the most goals in a season. The problem he may have now is he could be rested for the next couple of league games.

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Salah is closing in on legend Rush’s club record of scoring 47 goals in a single season, as he netted 43 goals across all competitions with Liverpool so far this season. He is also currently leading the Golden Boot race with 31 goals, four ahead of Tottenham’s Harry Kane, with only three league games remaining.

“The form he is in, he has the opportunity to smash every record going. You have to admire him as he isn’t even playing as an out-and-out centre forward, which shows how good he is,” the 47-year-old added.

Salah’s debut season at Liverpool saw him win the PFA Player of the Year award and the Football Writers’ Player of the Year, as well as the Premier League Player of the Month award three times.

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