Africa’s Top Goalkeeper El-Shennawy linked with a move to Liverpool
Mohamed Salah’s Egypt teammate Mohamed El-Shennawy has declared he would reject an offer from Liverpool in order to stay with Al Ahly.
El-Shennawy was linked with the Reds in 2019 as they searched for a replacement for outgoing Simon Mignolet – though they eventually brought in Adrian.
The 31-year-old goalkeeper was also a target for Arsenal and Aston Villa after starring at the 2018 World Cup and the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
El-Shennawy, who came through the ranks at Al Ahly, has won a host of honours with the Cairo-based club.
These include five Egyptian Premier League titles, two Egyptian Cups and last season’s CAF Champions League.
“Our goal is to achieve something special at the Club World Cup and not just taking part in it. I am never leaving Al Ahly without the club’s consent.”
The 2020 FIFA Club World Cup, due to be hosted in Qatar, has been postponed until February 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Al Ahly are making their sixth appearance in the competition, while reigning champions Liverpool will not be present to defend their title after failing to win the Champions League last season.