Reports indicate that Liverpool’s star player Mohamed Salah has an “agreement in place” for a potential move to the Saudi Pro League, following interest from Al-Ittihad. Although a £150m bid from Al-Ittihad was unsuccessful in the previous transfer window, they are expected to renew their pursuit of Salah later this year. With Jurgen Klopp’s impending departure in the summer, there are concerns that Salah may be inclined to leave, posing a significant blow to the club given his stellar performance this season.
Football Insider suggests that Salah may indeed be considering a move, with whispers from reliable sources indicating his desire to depart and an alleged agreement between him and Saudi officials. However, Liverpool’s ownership group, FSG, reportedly hopes to retain Salah despite interest from Saudi clubs and uncertainties surrounding his contract situation. The club’s board is determined to keep Salah, considering him a crucial asset, particularly amid the transitional period following Klopp’s departure.
In a related development, Liverpool’s defensive stalwart Virgil van Dijk’s contract is also set to expire in 2025, raising questions about his future at Anfield. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano notes that van Dijk’s uncertainty, along with Salah’s situation, is understandable given the imminent changes within the club. With Klopp’s departure marking the beginning of a new era, Liverpool is poised for a significant overhaul, including the appointment of a new director and manager, which will influence decisions regarding player contracts and extensions, including those of key figures like Thiago Alcantara.
As Liverpool navigates this period of transition, the futures of Salah, van Dijk, and other key players remain subjects of speculation, contingent upon the club’s post-Klopp plans and the arrival of new leadership.