Have We Seen the Last of Mo Salah in the Premier League?

The transfer speculation surrounding Mo Salah is hotting up. This comes in the aftermath of a touchline dispute Salah had with manager Jürgen Klopp during Liverpool’s 1-0 home loss to Crystal Palace. It caused quite the storm on social media, sending fans and journalists into meltdown. Since then, there’s been strong speculation surrounding why the two Liverpool icons did this, with many theorising that Salah was unhappy about being benched for the game. 

Prior to the spat, many journalists and experts in the footballing world had already predicted that Salah would be leaving in the summer. The 31-year-old prolific goal scorer is now past his prime, Klopp is also on his way out, and Al-Ittihad continue to show interest in a potential transfer (having had their previous bid for Salah of £150m rejected in the summer of 2023), so it’s entirely plausible that Salah will soon leave the club. This would mark the end of an iconic era for Liverpool, which has been spearheaded by Klopp, Salah, and ex-Liverpool players Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Jordan Henderson. 

Is Salah Leaving Liverpool? 

Nothing is official yet regarding Salah’s future Liverpool status. Back in 2022, Salah signed a 3-year extension at Anfield, worth around £350,000 per week, taking him up until 2025. According to The Telegraph, Salah will meet with Liverpool representatives in the summer to discuss his long-term future, which could see a mutual agreement made to let him join another club ahead of the 2024-25 campaign. 

Currently, most bookies have Salah listed at 7/4 to join any Saudi club. There are also odds of 10/1 for PSG and 20/1 for Real Madrid. Alex Windsor, sports betting analyst from  minimumdepositbettingsites.com, comments that: 

“The smartest thing to do here is bet on Salah moving to the Saudi Pro League. He’ll triple his salary and Liverpool will pocket a huge amount of money which can then be used for their squad rebuild. Everybody wins. It will be a huge loss to the Premier League to lose a star player like Salah, but the money will be too good for Liverpool to turn down, especially if incoming Arne Slot has plans on who he wants to buy”.

Considering Salah’s recent dip in form, a move to one of Europe’s elite teams seems unlikely, especially at this stage in his career. If Salah is to leave Liverpool, he seems destined for the Saudi Pro League, which is currently home to Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Neymar and others. 

Salah could, of course, decide to stay with Liverpool for an additional year, which would mean leaving on a free transfer in 2025. Liverpool wouldn’t benefit from this financially, though, something that Fenway Sports Group will be more than aware of. 

What Has Salah Won at Liverpool? 

Salah joined Liverpool from Roma on a £34.3m transfer in 2017, which broke Liverpool’s transfer record at the time. Since then, Salah has a record of 156 goals and 68 assists in 260 Premier League games, making him one of the most prolific forwards in Premier League history. In terms of silverware, Salah has won the following trophies with Liverpool: 

🏆 1X Champions League

🏆 1X Premier League

🏆 1X FIFA Club World Cup 

🏆 1X UEFA Supercup 

🏆 1X FA Cup 

🏆 2X EFL Cup 

Halfway through the 2023-24 season, Klopp announced that he would be leaving at the end of the campaign due to “running out of energy”. Many believed that this would lead to an inspired Liverpool run where he and Salah would win multiple trophies as a farewell gift. However, after winning the 2023-24 EFL Cup, Klopp’s men have since experienced a huge dip in form, losing to Atalanta in the Europa League and Manchester United in the FA Cup. And although there’s still a small chance they can win the Premier League, it’s now almost guaranteed that Manchester City or Arsenal will win it. 

Salah’s Liverpool Future

For now, Liverpool fans will have to wait until the summer for any official news on Salah’s Liverpool future. Whether Salah heads to the Saudi Pro League, signs a contract extension, or decides to see out the remainder of his contract and leave in 2025, nobody can dispute his achievements during the Jürgen Klopp era, where Liverpool have continuously pushed Manchester City to the limit and picked up a fair amount of trophies in the process. 

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