Liverpool Are Considering Selling 'Unhappy' Mohamed Salah According To Friend
Mohamed Salah could leave Liverpool, with the club reportedly open to selling their 'unhappy' star, according to the player's friend.
There has been multiple rumours in the past couple of years that Salah could leave Anfield, with Real Madrid and Barcelona both linked with big money moves for the forward, but a move never looked likely.
This week however, Salah added fuel to the flames of any transfer talk by refusing to rule out a move away from the Premier League champions, in a rare interview with Madrid based outlet AS.
Now former Egypt teammate Mohamed Aboutrika has claimed he believes the former Roma player is 'unhappy' at Liverpool.
"I called Salah about his situation at Liverpool and he is upset, but that would never affect his performance on the field," Aboutrika told beIN Sport.
"I know that Salah is not happy in Liverpool, he told me the reasons why he is not happy but they are secrets and I cannot talk about it in public. One of the reasons that made Salah angry was that he was not the captain against Midtjylland."
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Speaking about the club letting the 28-year-old go, Aboutrika, who last played for the national team in 2013, added, "If Salah was a player at Real Madrid or Barcelona, and playing at the same level as Liverpool, he would've won the Ballon d'Or, and it is normal for a Spanish newspaper to ask Salah about Real Madrid and Barcelona.
"In my opinion, Liverpool are considering selling Salah for economic purposes.
"I do not have any influence over Salah's decisions, he is my friend and brother, and he is smart enough to know what is best for him."
During his interview with AS, Salah did admit to being unhappy with not being captain against Midtjylland in the Champions League.
Usual captain Jordan Henderson and vice captain James Milner both missed the game and, despite the Reds already being guaranteed of top spot, Salah played the full 90 minutes and was the most experienced player to start.
However Jurgen Klopp decided to hand the captain's armband to Trent Alexander-Arnold instead, considered by many as the natural successor to Henderson.
The former Chelsea player was dropped to the bench against Crystal Palace following his interview, though he was more likely just being rotated due to the high number of games, but came on to score twice.
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