Liverpool legend makes bold claim over future of Mo Salah

Date published: Saturday 2nd June 2018 6:13 - Oli Fisher

Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann does not believe Mo Salah will leave for Real Madrid or Barcelona.

Real in particular have been strongly linked with a big-money summer move for Salah, who had a remarkable debut season at the Anfield club.

However, Hamann doesn’t see the Egypt international leaving Merseyside any time soon.

Speaking to The Mirror, he said: “I just don’t see Salah following in the footsteps of Suarez and Coutinho.

“For South American players, signing for Barcelona or Real Madrid is a huge thing for them to do because of the links to their culture.

“I haven’t met Salah, but from what people have told me about him he seems to be someone who loves being loved like he is by the Kop.

“I think that he has found a home, somewhere he is respected and appreciated, and he’s also working with a manager who was brave enough to pay a lot of money for him when others looked at what had happened at Chelsea.

“Klopp has brought the best out of Salah and he is now No.1 at Liverpool,” he continued.

“At Barcelona and Real Madrid, unless you are Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, then you just another good player.

“I think the emotional side of football is very important to Salah. If he is happy – and he looks to be very comfortable at Liverpool – then he strikes me as a player who will be very loyal.

“I don’t think it is any coincidence that the shackles have come off playing for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.

“It just looks like a perfect fit. When you become a hero at Liverpool, the fans love you like you are a member of their family.

“I don’t think that should be underestimated if a club like Barca or Real tried to sign him.”


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