Prem great makes damning prediction over future of Mo Salah

Ross Houston
March 21, 2018

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'I didn't think he'd have that kind of impact, but when you have had such an impact, you are going to court attention. What clubs will have seen with Liverpool is that if you keep pressing for one of their players, you might get them in the end.

That's the assessment of former Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy.

"This is the problem Liverpool will have".

Salah's national team coach Hector Cuper said at the start of the year that African Footballer of the Year has the quality to play for Real Madrid.

While Liverpool will be eager to avoid seeing big-money questions asked of their resolve over the summer, Aldridge believes they should be looking to act now and reward Salah with an improved deal which prevents his head from being turned.

If he takes Liverpool close to Champions League success and then shines in the World Cup with Egypt, his status will rise to potentially unmanageable levels from Liverpool's perspective. I'd be anxious if they weren't.

Liverpool fans fear losing Mo Salah next summer after his wonderful performance, like what happened with their former Brazilian star, Philippe Coutinho, who left the club to join Barcelona last January. "Are you telling me when the rebuilding begins at Real Madrid, he won't be at the top of their wanted list?" Those types of clubs are the pinnacle of football - if they come in for you, you want to be a part of that.

As the transfer market exploded around them in the summer of 2017, the Reds invested just £36.9 million in a man who had previously flopped in England at Chelsea.

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