Liverpool: Saudi official urges clubs to ‘start working on’ signing Klopp favourite – ‘no limits’

Liverpool: Saudi official urges clubs to ‘start working on’ signing Klopp favourite – ‘no limits’
Liverpool could lose Salah Credit: Alamy

Liverpool could lose Salah Credit: Alamy

A Saudi Arabia official has urged Middle East clubs to “start working” on signing Liverpool standout Mohamed Salah due to his “overwhelming popularity”.

Since joining Liverpool from Roma in 2017, he has established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League club’s history.

Salah has scored 186 goals in 305 appearances for the Premier League giants and he’s helped them win the Premier League and Champions League.

The forward has been heavily linked with PSG of late but following his recent extension, he is under contract until 2025.

Though if Hafez Al-Medlej – who has held roles within the Asian Football Confederation and Saudi Pro League – gets his way, Salah will be heading to the Middle East pretty soon.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the first notable player to get a big-money transfer to Saudi Arabia. He’s since been followed by Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante. This is while Ruben Neves and Bernardo Silva are players in their prime who could also move to the Middle East.

Al-Medlej has leapt to the defence of the Saudi Pro League’s spending and he has pleaded with their clubs to “work on” signing Salah.

“We are only living the beginning,” Al-Medlej told Koura (via The Daily Mail). “All transferable footballers will from now on be targeted by Saudi clubs.

“The experience of China has nothing to do with us, theirs was purely marketing. Soccer there is not the most popular.

“In Arabia, we have a state project and it will not be limited to four great teams, but to all of them. Because the passion for football of the Saudis has no limits.

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“Let’s hope that Bernardo Silva, from Manchester City, arrives. We must also start working on the signing of Mohamed Salah since he is overwhelmingly popular in the Arab world and in Europe.

“I think Salah still has records to break with Liverpool, so I hope that if he doesn’t come now he will in the future.”

Salah was involved in 31 league goals during the 2022/23 campaign. Despite this, Liverpool finished fifth in the Premier League and failed to qualify for the Champions League.

The forward was “totally devastated” after Liverpool missed out on a spot in the Champions League.

“I’m totally devastated,” Salah tweeted. “There’s absolutely no excuse for this. We had everything we needed to make it to next year’s Champions League and we failed.

“We are Liverpool and qualifying for the competition is the bare minimum. I am sorry but it’s too soon for an uplifting or optimistic post. We let you and ourselves down.”

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