Liverpool on verge of losing ‘unhappy’ Salah, according to former Arsenal star
After an impressive debut season for Mohamed Salah with Liverpool, in which he scored 44 goals and provided 16 assists in 52 games, the Egyptian had a more of a slow start this season.
Salah kicked-off this season with six goals and two assists in 13 games, however, his record-breaking track is still on following his brace against Crvena Zvezda in the Champions League, which made him the fastest player to score 50 goals for the Reds.
The Egyptian winger has raised some concerns with his silent goal celebrations this season, which made Merson argue that something isn’t right with the 26-year-old player, claiming he could possibly be thinking of a Real Madrid offer.
“That’s some record, to be the fastest man to score 50 for Liverpool, especially when people are saying you are having a bad season! But if he keeps on scoring Madrid will come calling,” Merson told DailyStar.
“How can they not? They need to do something big and they will want him in January. They are struggling like mad. If Salah wanted to go, Liverpool would be powerless to stop him.
“I can’t remember the last player to say ‘no’ to Real Madrid or Barcelona. It’s another level. Madrid have won the last three Champions Leagues. Liverpool have only won it once in the last 30-odd years.
“There was plenty of bad blood after last season’s final with what happened between Salah and Sergio Ramos. But would that stop him going there if they come in for him? No chance.
“Salah doesn’t look happy at Liverpool at the moment and we’ve seen this before with players like Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho.
“I wouldn’t be shocked if Real Madrid make a big bid in January, and you know how these things work, there might already be some contact.
“I watched him score against Huddersfield and his body language looked terrible. That would worry me if I was a Liverpool fan.
“It was inevitable there would be some drop-off with Salah this season. He’s not Lionel Messi. Last season was a one-off. He came back to England and surprised people. Now everyone is paying attention to him.
“What Salah did last season was phenomenal but even if he only scored 20 this time around that would be a good return from a winger.
“He is one of the best in the world without the ball and he wants it all the time. He’s not making token runs like some people do. When he goes, he expects to get it.
“His running off the ball is some of the best I’ve ever seen. But he works hard for the team as well,” he added.
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