Dan Morgan has been speaking on the latest instalment of the Blood Red podcast, where he claimed a possible summer exit for Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah cannot be ruled out.
It’s been a tough season for the reigning Premier League champions, who are currently sitting in sixth position in the top-flight table, four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea with only five games remaining.
A spate of serious injuries to key players such as Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have significantly hampered the Reds’ progress this season, but they’ve also been hindered by a loss of form to several key men.
The output of the likes of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino has declined in 2020/21, however, Salah has managed to maintain his astonishing goalscoring prowess, bagging 29 goals in 46 appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
His incredible form has seen the Egypt international linked with an imminent departure from Anfield when the transfer window opens, and it’s a possibility that Morgan is refusing to discard.
He said: “Where I’d put him to you is top of a list of three of Liverpool’s most saleable assets this summer. And that’s why I think you can’t rule that out. Because I think if you ask yourself, what are Liverpool’s top three saleable assets, or who are Liverpool’s top three saleable assets this summer, I would say it’s Mohamed Salah, Fabinho and Allison Becker.
“So I think if you had those three lined up and you said, really, in terms of importance, who do Liverpool want to keep, you could make a really good argument that they need to keep Fabinho and Allison, and Salah, but if they were to sell one, Salah could be the one who you arguably are able to sort of replace in terms of attackers who you feel could give you a similar output, maybe whether that’s split between two or three that you bring in, I don’t know.”
TIF Thoughts on Salah leaving…
Rumours have been circulating surrounding the possible departure of the prolific 28-year-old for some time, with La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona sounded out as likely destinations.
Whether Salah would be content with spending a season without Champions League football remains to be seen, but i’s hard to imagine any side stumping up the fee needed to prize the £99m-rated man (as per Transfermarkt) away from Liverpool in the current climate.