Pundit points Salah to next move, says his ‘energy has run out with Liverpool’

Date published: Thursday 25th February 2021 10:49 - Matthew Briggs

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Jay-Jay Okocha says Mohamed Salah’s time is up at Liverpool and has urged the African star to join Barcelona.

Salah has proved to be a wonderful signing for Liverpool after arriving from Roma in 2017.

The 28-year-old was a huge part of their 2019 Champions League win and plundered 19 goals to help the Reds win the Premier League last season.

His overall record at Anfield is hugely impressive. The Egypt forward has scored 118 goals in 187 games for Liverpool, including 24 this season.

Salah has managed a level of form at Anfield which has surpassed all expectation after his £34m move from Serie A.

That has led to links with Spain’s two big clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona. And the forward did little to quell the talk in December when he refused to rule out a transfer to Spain.

Salah said: “I think Madrid and Barcelona are two top clubs. Who knows what will happen in the future, but right now I am focused on winning the Premier League and the Champions League with Liverpool again.

“That’s a tough question [how long I will stay at Liverpool], but right now I can say that everything is in the hands of the club. Of course I want to break records here and, I repeat, all the club records, but everything is in the hands of the club.”

Then in an interview with TV2 (via Sport Witness) last month Salah put the ball in Liverpool’s court over his future.

Asked about his future, Salah said: “I don’t know. If you ask me, I say I want to stay here as long as I can, but as I’ve said before, it’s in the club’s hands.

Barcelona for Salah?

“I’m always going to give 100 percent until the last minute I’m at this club and I want to win as many trophies as I can.

“And I want to give 100 percent to the people, who show me love all the time.”

One man who is clear where Salah should go is former Bolton, PSG and Nigeria star Okocha.

Okocha believes it is time for Salah to test himself in LaLiga.

“If there is a chance to join Barcelona, ​​I advise Salah to go there. His energy has run out with Liverpool,” Okocha told ONTime Sports, as per Kingfut.

“The situation is now regressing in Liverpool, and Salah must leave the Premier League. If there is any chance to join Barcelona, ​​I advise him to go there.”

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