The Athletic’s David Ornstein reports that Salah will remain at Anfield past the summer, but he issues the following warning: “Well-documented interest in Salah remains for a potential future move.”
It remains to be seen if that will result in a move being revived come the winter window, but one thing is for certain: Saudi decision-makers won’t be giving up on this potential deal any time soon.
The former Chelsea player has had an outstanding start to the season, contributing to four goals (two goals and two assists) in the same number of games played before the international break.
Given that the 31-year-old’s present contracts are slated to expire in less than two years, there is a prevailing (though by no means unanimous) opinion that we could be better suited using our lucky number 11 the following summer rather than betting on him delaying fatherhood.
While Salah appears to be in the same mold as players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi, both of whom have continued playing well into their 30s, we must ask whether Liverpool are the type of team to try such an experiment.
We know we still need at least one center back to cross all the ts and dot the i’s for this season, but the backline, along with the front line, will most surely need more surgery the next year when it comes to finding a long-term replacement for a true club great.
Wouldn’t it be good to have the resources necessary to make the right decisions at the right time?