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Liverpool legend claims Mo Salah will '100 per cent' leave club this summer as 'deal agreed'

Liverpool legend claims Mo Salah will '100 per cent' leave club this summer as 'deal agreed'

A Liverpool legend speaks out.

Mohamed Salah will '100 per cent' leave the club next summer with the Saudi Pro League his likely destination, according to Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson.

Salah was heavily linked with a move to Al Ittihad last summer, who had a verbal bid of £200 million rejected on the day before deadline day in August.

The Egyptian therefore stayed put, and currently sits in second place in the Premier League goalscoring charts with 14 goals.

Salah has missed recent weeks through a combination of Africa Cup of Nations duty and a hamstring problem suffered during the tournament, but is now close to full fitness.

The 31-year-old signed a new Liverpool deal in the summer of 2022 to keep him at Anfield until 2025, but is yet to agree fresh terms despite reports in November that he was 'leaning towards' doing so.

A big-money move to the Saudi Pro League, which would see him become one of the top earners in world football, may be too much to turn down.

And Lawrenson, who won five First Division titles and a European Cup at centre-back for Liverpool in the 1980s, is of the belief that a deal was actually agreed last summer for Salah to leave - with Saudi Arabia his likely destination.

He told Paddy Power: "100 per cent, Mo Salah will definitely leave this summer. No matter what happens this season - I think there was a deal last summer.

"He'll go and play somewhere like Saudi Arabia, and hopefully Liverpool get a massive fee and get a couple of players off the back of it. Salah will be a king in Saudi.

Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson (

"He could have gone last summer and stormed into Jurgen Klopp's office and said, 'I want to go', but he's not done that.

"The lads who have come in know that they're fighting for their position which is great, as long as a couple of them don't get injured.

"You can see that Diogo Jota, Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz like playing with each other, and they all scored a goal against Burnley, even Nunez. When Salah goes, and I think he will go, Liverpool might go and get a few more players for those positions."

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