The Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah has been the subject of curiosity from the Middle East for some time now, and a verbal offer was made not too long ago. However, Liverpool swiftly declined the offer, citing the fact that Salah was not available for purchase.
The initial offer was for one hundred million pounds, and there was an additional fifty million pounds in add-ons. During his appearance on Sky Sports, Merson brought attention to the predicament that Liverpool is in about the possibility of Salah leaving the club. He admitted that Salah possessed an extraordinary amount of talent, but he questioned whether or not selling him for 150 million pounds would result in the acquisition of a player who was superior to Salah.
In his statement, Merson said that a player who is 31 years old would certainly find it difficult to decline an offer that is greater than 200 million pounds. In his statement, he underlined his concerns on Liverpool’s prospects without Salah, alluding to the possibility that the club might have difficulty fighting for a top-four spot in the Premier League if Salah stays away.
Liverpool has remained steadfast in their determination to fight any attempt to remove a player who has been prolific, scoring 138 goals in 221 games in six seasons. This is despite the fact that the offer appears to be appealing for a player of Salah’s age at this point in his career.
Within the short amount of time that is still available in the transfer window, Merson stressed how difficult it will be for Liverpool to find a player who can replace Salah in terms of merit. Additionally, he emphasized the significance of maintaining the satisfaction of manager Jurgen Klopp and expressed the possibility that any move to sell Salah could have an impact on Klopp’s morale.
Furthermore, Merson felt compassion for Liverpool’s predicament, particularly with regard to the potential damage that may be caused by rebuilding the club without Salah, in the event that he were to go for the staggering amount that was given.
As a conclusion, Merson voiced his compassion for Liverpool and Klopp, stating that although the offer is big, the implications of Salah’s departure would require a thorough overhaul and a considerable period of time for rebuilding of the team.