Date: 23rd December 2020 at 2:30pm
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Simon Hughes has been speaking on the latest edition of The Athletic’s Ornstein & Chapman podcast about the Mohamed Salah interview with AS.

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First up in this Mo Salah quiz, what is his current squad number for Liverpool?

In the interview, the Egyptian revealed that he was unhappy at some aspects of life at Liverpool and talked up Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Since that interview, another interview from former Egyptian footballer Mohamed Aboutrika has also emerged (beIN SPORTS via Goal) in which he claimed that Salah was unhappy with the Reds and Hughes used some of his time to talk about this interview.

He said: “It was quite interesting in the Middle East, there was an interview with Mohamed Aboutrika, who is one of his [Salah’s] heroes.

“He gave an interview where he spoke a little bit about how he had been in contact with Mohamed Salah and he said that he is actually very unhappy about one element of his life at Liverpool, and he wouldn’t go into detail about it, which I thought was quite interesting.”

Do you think Salah is unhappy?

Yes, there must be something going on

Yes, there must be something going on

No, everything will be fine

No, everything will be fine

TIF Thoughts on Aboutrika’s comments…

It seems odd for Aboutrika to say that Salah is unhappy at Liverpool for one reason and then not reveal what it was; however, after that interview with AS, it might not help the rumours over the 28-year-old’s future.

Certainly, the timing of this claim is interesting as Aboutrika has come out with this around about the same time that Salah is claiming that he likes Real Madrid and Barcelona.

The 28-year-old has been with the Reds since the summer of 2017, and he has won the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League while he has been a Liverpool player, so maybe he is thinking about a new challenge?

We don’t know exactly what is going on with Salah, but with his interview and then this claim from Aboutrika, perhaps Salah is looking for a way out of Liverpool.

We will be interested to see how this story develops and if by the start of next season, Salah is still a Liverpool player.