Liverpool under-23 coach Gary O’Neil has recently made a claim regarding the happiness of the Reds’ Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah.
In a recent interview with beIN Sports, as cited by TalkSPORT, Salah’s ex-Egypt teammate Mohamed Aboutrika has claimed that he is “not happy in Liverpool”.
Supposedly, one of the reasons that the 28-year-old attacker is “angry” with the Reds is because he was not the side’s captain for a recent Champions League game with FC Midtjylland.
Aboutrika went on to claim: “In my opinion, Liverpool are considering selling Salah for economic purposes.”
During a recent appearance on the TalkSPORT Daily podcast, O’Neil aired his belief that there has been no suggestion from Salah that he is unhappy with Liverpool.
He said: “I’m keen to judge it on performances, and the guy that came on for half an hour against Crystal Palace doesn’t look unhappy, for me.
“What I hear, in how hard he works in training and how bubbly he is around the group, I don’t see there being an issue.
“I think players will give interviews and sometimes, especially when they’re done in other countries and other languages, there will be stuff that comes back.
“I think you have to judge him on his performances, and for me, he doesn’t look like a guy that’s not happy at Liverpool Football Club.
“What I hear from how he trains and how hard he works, he definitely doesn’t give off the [notion] that he is unhappy at Liverpool Football Club.”
TIF Thoughts on what Gary O’Neil said about Mohamed Salah…
As can be seen in what the Liverpool insider had to say, he believes that there is no issue for the Egyptian winger at Anfield due to what he has heard from first-team training.
Do you believe that Mohamed Salah is unhappy with Liverpool?
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Yes, it seems possible
This will likely come as a big relief for Liverpool supporters as it is incredibly evident that the 28-year-old attacker is a key performer in Jurgen Klopp’s side.
So far this term, he has bagged a whopping 13 goals and three assists in 13 Premier League appearances (per WhoScored).
His performances over the outings have earned the attacker a stellar 7.71/10 average rating, making him the best-performing player in the Reds’ squad in the league.
So, seemingly, it should be imperative for Klopp to keep the 28-year-old forward happy.