Is Mohamed Salah not Happy at Liverpool? -Report
Al Ahly’s former legend Mohamed Aboutrika said on Monday that Egyptian star Mohamed Salah is not happy at Liverpool and his Anfield future could be in doubt.
The Egyptian forward recently caused a stir by publicly expressing his disappointment with not being named captain for the Reds’ Champions League game against Midtjylland, in which he scored their only goal as the most senior player in a heavily-changed side.
Jurgen Klopp instead chose Trent Alexander-Arnold as his captain on the night.
“I called Salah about his situation at Liverpool and he is upset, but that would never affect his performance on the field,” Aboutrika told beIN Sports.
“I know that Salah is not happy at Liverpool. He told me the reasons why he is not happy but they are secrets and I cannot talk about it in public. One of the reasons that made Salah angry was that he was not the captain against Midtjylland.”
Aboutrika continued to express his belief that Salah’s talent would be more recognized if he played for one of Spain’s top sides.
“If Salah was a player at Real Madrid or Barcelona, and playing at the same level as Liverpool, he would’ve won the Ballon d’Or,” Aboutrika added. “In my opinion, Liverpool are considering selling Salah for economic purposes.”
“I do not have any influence over Salah’s decisions, he is my friend and brother, and he is smart enough to know what is best for himself.”
Mohamed Salah has been voted Fans’ Footballer of the Year after defeating six Premier League rivals in a closely-contested vote.
The Egyptian forward produced yet another world-class season as Liverpool cruised to the Premier League title by a margin of 18 points last summer.
Salah scored 19 goals and provided 10 assists last campaign, and arguably produced the iconic moment of the Reds’ season as his stunning solo effort secured victory over Manchester United in January.
The 28-year-old wheeled away in celebration, tearing off his shirt and standing proudly in front of the Kop, which couldn’t help but burst into: “And now you’re gonna believe us, we’re gonna win the league.”
Salah has also started the current season in scintillating form with 13 goals in as many top-flight games, including a remarkable two goals and assist off the bench against Crystal Palace at the weekend.
He has taken on talismanic status at Anfield and helped Liverpool claim a four-point lead at the top of the table this term; Salah may well be the man who fires the Reds to back-to-back league titles.
Salah fended off six rivals to clinch the inaugural Fans’ Footballer of the Year award, with Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish finishing second in the voting.