Liverpool followers will probably be apprehensive concerning the considered Mohamed Salah leaving the membership this summer time however former participant Jose Enrique has urged them to haven’t any such concern.
It’s been a troublesome season for the Reds, who should not solely failing to retain their Premier League crown however are struggling to even end within the prime 4.
Various gamers have hit dangerous type through the turbulent marketing campaign aside from Salah, who’s been the Reds’ shining gentle.
The Egyptian ahead has 29 targets in all competitions this time period, together with 20 within the Premier League and is pushing Tottenham’s Harry Kane for the Golden Boot award.
Nevertheless, there’s uncertainty over Salah’s Anfield future with the participant flirting with the thought of leaving the membership in latest months.
However Enrique can’t see that occuring this summer time as he believes Salah wish to keep but when push got here to shove, Liverpool would refuse to promote, very like the stance they took when Arsenal tried to signal Luis Suarez in 2013.
“Salah has two years left on his contract,” Enrique advised talkSPORT.com “As an agent I’m on this world and typically footballers could consider if the crew just isn’t within the Champions League then they’ll depart.
“You may depart if the membership needs to promote you. I keep in mind Luis Suarez needed to go to Arsenal and the membership mentioned no.
“I’m unsure if Salah needs to go away, I don’t know. However who’s going to pay large cash for a 29-year-old [Salah turns 29 in June]?
“I don’t suppose he’ll depart, I hope they renew his contract as a result of he deserves it. The crew just isn’t doing properly however he’s nonetheless scoring and scoring and scoring. If we get into the highest 4 will probably be due to him.
“However there’s the cash aspect of issues. How a lot does he need? How a lot can the membership pay him? If we play within the Champions League subsequent season I don’t suppose it’s going to be an issue.
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“I don’t suppose he’s going. Even when we don’t get Champions League I don’t suppose he’s going anyplace.”
Whereas Salah has loved season individually, teammates Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have struggled this time period.
And Enrique thinks the time has come for Liverpool to discover a new no.9 amid Firmino’s struggles.
Enrique added: “We undoubtedly want a no.9, that massive identify that has already proved himself and goes to compete for that place.
“I really like Firmino, he’s a legend of the membership, however now what he’s doing just isn’t sufficient when it comes to preventing for titles.
“For him to get up a bit we want somebody who can truly compete with him. That will be my primary precedence this summer time.”
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