“Salah’s Future is at Liverpool,” Says Anfield Legend
He’s been tipped for both Barcelona and Real Madrid moves in recent weeks, but according to former Liverpool midfielder Steve McManaman, Mohamed Salah is going nowhere.
According to McManaman, while the La Liga clubs used to be seen as the pinnacle of success for footballing greats, they are no longer the best sides.
“I see his future at Liverpool to be honest,” he told horseracing.net. “[…] Four or five years ago Real Madrid and Barcelona were winning the Champions League every other year, but that's no longer the case so I don’t understand the premise of why you need to go to La Liga at the moment.
“Unless Real Madrid sign four or five big players in the near future, then they’re just going to play second fiddle to the Premier League sides, and the same applies to Barcelona.”
He went on to explain that Real Madrid are set to lose some of their best players over the coming years, including Sergio Ramos, Toni Kroos, Karim Benzema and Luka Modric. And with Lionel Messi due to retire in the not too distant future, it’s an uncertain time for both clubs.
This comes just a few weeks after football pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher discussed that the Egyptian King may swap the UK for Spain soon.
“I said 18 months ago I thought Mo Salah would leave Liverpool,” Neville said, speaking on Sky Sports.
“I think it’s a little bit more simple in the sense of why Liverpool fans maybe don’t demonstrate that love for Salah, and its affinity and loyalty.
“I think there’s a feeling that he wants to go and play at Real Madrid, he’ll go to Barcelona – he’ll take the big move.
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