Souness fears Real Madrid, Barcelona will try to lure Liverpool lynchpins

Date published: Thursday 6th June 2019 11:24

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Graeme Souness is concerned that Barcelona and Real Madrid could try to tempt Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane away from Liverpool this summer.

Liverpool have sold Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho to Barca in recent years and, while Salah and Mane are both contracted at Anfield until 2023, former Reds skipper and manager Souness fears they could be targeted this summer.

“Real Madrid and Barcelona will be sniffing round Salah and Mane and I think one of them will be targeted this summer,” Souness told Independent.ie.

“Both of those clubs are in the process of rebuilding and they tend to tempt any player when they go after them.

“We saw that in the past with Luiz Suarez and Philippe Coutinho and even though they enjoyed playing for Liverpool, their heads were turned when Barcelona wanted them. That will happen again now with Salah and Mane.”

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