Pundit identifies in-form European talent as potential Salah replacement

Date published: Thursday 31st December 2020 1:13 - Isaac Johnson

Mohamed Salah

Former Liverpool man Dietmar Hamann has singled out a Champions League winner as potential replacement for Mo Salah, should he decide to move to pastures new.

The Egyptian’s former international teammate, Mohamed Aboutrika, recently claimed Salah is unhappy at the club.

The 28-year-old went on to admit he was “very disappointed” not be handed the captaincy in the club’s Champions League game against Midtjylland earlier in December.

Despite this, some reports claim the Reds are planning to offer him a new contract once his current deal expires in 2023.

However, if Salah does ultimately end up leaving Anfield, Hamann has identified a potential successor.



Kingsley Coman’s header was enough to see Bayern Munich to their sixth Champions League title last season.

The attacker has scored five goals and assists nine more in the 15 games he has played this season.

Speaking to Stadium Astro, Hamann explained why he could be the man who could pick up the mantle.

“For me, the best winger out there at the moment is Kingsley Coman,” he said.

“He had injury problems when he came to Munich but he got fit and scored the winner in the Champions League final.

“If Salah were to move, if he wants to go that is quite likely, that will have a knock-on effect. Liverpool will have to buy somebody. Whoever they sign, that team will need to buy a replacement. Things happen quickly.”

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Ambiguous situation 

Mohamed Salah

Despite a lot of speculation surrounding Salah, Hamann rather played down the hype. However, he conceded that an exit for Salah is not off the cards.

He did moot that an exit for Coman and even teammate Serge Gnabry is unlikely, though.

“Two of the best wingers in the world are [Serge] Gnabry, who was at Arsenal, and Kingsley Coman – he is running riot at the moment,” he continued.

“Would they want to leave Bayern Munich? I don’t think so but you don’t know.

“I don’t know if there is anything in Salah giving an interview or wanting to go to Spain. If he wants to leave, Barcelona and Madrid would be interested.

“If a player wants to leave, you have to let him go, if he has the desire to leave, it’s probably likely he will in the summer.

“There is some fantastic talent in Germany and France. I think they will have a list.”

Salah has netted 13 times in 15 Premier League games so far this season.


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