Mohamed Salah wanted in Liverpool
Roma winger Mohamed Salah is said to be one of Liverpool’s alternative targets for the summer, with Julian Brandt now unlikely to join.
Now, according to Goal‘s Melissa Reddy, the Reds are identifying alternatives to the youngster, with former Chelsea winger Salah one of Jurgen Klopp‘s possible candidates.
“The Reds have been long-term admirers of the Egypt international,” Reddy writes, “who can operate across the forward line as well as an attacking midfielder.”
Salah, who turned down Liverpool back in 2014, has two years left on his current contract with Roma, which could provide the Reds with an opportunity.
But Reddy reports his club “would not be receptive to losing such an influential player.”
The 24-year-old has been in fine form since leaving Chelsea in 2015, scoring nine goals and assisting four in 26 games on loan at Fiorentina, before scoring 32 and assisting 23 in 80 outings for Roma.
Ideally, the Reds will sign two wide players this summer, given the increased demands of the 2017/18 campaign, with both Oxlade-Chamberlain and Salah prime targets.