Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher are in agreement that Mohamed Salah could depart from Anfield this summer. Liverpool is “a stepping stone.”
The Egyptian international, Mohamed Salah is having another fine season in Liverpool. However, according to Neville and Carragher, his future is in some doubt.
The pair believes Salah is underappreciated as Neville thinks the 27-year-old considers Liverpool a stepping stone to the top.
On the other hand, Carragher adds that he feels of Liverpool’s best players Salah is the most sacrificial.
Carragher says, “I think Mo Salah is seen as world-class by those on the outside. But with Liverpool fans, I think he is a little bit underappreciated.”
“Speaking to Liverpool fans and looking at social media, I think Liverpool have got six world-class players. I think they have the goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Salah.”
“I think if you asked Liverpool fans whether they would take big money for the other five, they would all say no. No matter what the money. There is no way they would sell Alisson or Van Dijk. But if you offered them £130m for the Egyptian, they would think about it. That is why I say he is under-appreciated.”
“I think there is a feeling that he wants to go and play at Real Madrid, he’ll go to Barcelona.”
Former Man United Neville added
“I said 18 months ago- I thought Salah would leave Liverpool. It’s a bit more simple in the sense of why Liverpool fans maybe don’t demonstrate that love for Salah and it’s affinity and loyalty.”
“I think there is a feeling that he wants to go and play at Real Madrid, he will go to Barcelona-he will take the big move.”
“That’s not a criticism of Mo Salah. I played with David Beckham, I played with Ruud van Nistelrooy, I played with Cristiano Ronaldo. They wanted to aspire to win the Ballon d’Or, they wanted to be at Real Madrid, they wanted to be up in lights and play at the biggest clubs in the world.”
“I think there is a feeling: affinity, loyalty, will he leave us? I think he could. He is ultimately using Liverpool potentially as a stepping stone for his career. He has aspirations to be at a club like Real Madrid.