A report in Spain has claimed that Mohamed Salah wants to leave Liverpool this summer, while the club has talked him out of handing in an official transfer request.
The 26-year-old has been hugely influential for the Merseyside giants again this season, bagging 22 goals and 10 assists in 45 appearances across all competitions.
Liverpool are in the hunt for a Premier League and Champions League double, and so everything appears to be going to plan for all concerned at Anfield.
However, AS have reported that Salah has asked to leave Liverpool after a ‘strong discussion’ with Jurgen Klopp, and had even considered putting in a transfer request.
It’s added that this could alert Real Madrid to reignite their interest in the Egyptian international, and so it remains to be seen if things do develop.
Nevertheless, it has to be said that it’s difficult to believe such a rumour given how important Salah has been for Liverpool and how he’s on the verge of potentially delivering two major honours for the club.
Unless there has been a genuinely significant breakdown behind the scenes, it’s hard to see why he would want to leave and why the news would break now given what’s at stake for Liverpool in the coming weeks.
With that in mind, the Reds fans below aren’t having any of it and have dismissed the report from Spain as nonsense.
Given how important Salah is to Klopp and Liverpool, they will certainly be hoping that’s the case otherwise there could be some concern this summer in how to efficiently replace a player who has been one of Europe’s leading stars over the last two campaigns.
It’s perhaps worth noting that AS is Madrid based, and so perhaps this is merely part of a narrative to boost Real Madrid’s transfer business either directly concerning Salah or with other targets.
With an important game tonight, what are these bullshit rumours regarding salah, and asking to leave. Everyone trying to derail our season.
— mathew (@mdeeks76) April 17, 2019
If you ever wondered what the definition of “bullsh*t” would be in the dictionary this is it. “Salah wants to leave Liverpool” ? wants to hand in a “transfer request”. Cocaine is not good for you folks. https://t.co/RB9DCmMRX3
— LFC Watch (@Mobyhaque1) April 17, 2019
According to Spanish media outlet AS, Mohamed Salah has asked to leave Liverpool. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) April 17, 2019
The report from @AS claimed Salah & Klopp had an argument. Apparently Salah was willing to hand in a transfer request but after talks with the owners they are allowing him to leave this summer.
It conveniently goes on to say Real Madrid would be interested if he was available ?
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) April 17, 2019
“Mo Salah has asked to leave Liverpool”
How anyone believes AS as a legitimate source, I don’t know. They’re about as reliable as a chocolate teapot https://t.co/d0b2eHWraa
— Josh (@KloppStyle) April 17, 2019
Bollocks article.. get some sleep please ?
— Bharath Murthi (@Bharath_Murthi) April 17, 2019
Let’s take a look at these Salah wanting to leave rumors with a source-critical perspective.
1. No quotes, no credible info just “sources”
2. AS have no ties with LFC/Salah
3. Why trust a spanish, 4th tier (out of 5) source about LFC?
4. AS have never got a story right about LFC
— Maxi (@MaaxiAngelo) April 17, 2019
Probably not worth justifying with a response but, for the removal of doubt: There is absolutely no truth to reports from Spain claiming Mohamed Salah has asked to leave #LFC.
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) April 17, 2019
Next: Jurgen Klopp has had a row w/ his dentist who’s threatening to leave him, but not before painting his teeth black ?
Spanish newspaper claim Salah ‘wants to leave Liverpool in the summer’ | Daily Mail Online – https://t.co/JUKiih4t3D
— Kevin Chan (@LuckyLukeXO) April 17, 2019