Liverpool legend ‘100 percent’ confident Mo Salah to leave Anfield this summer

Liverpool transfer news- Liverpool legend predicts Mohamed Salah's definitive departure this summer, eyeing a switch to the Saudi Pro League
Mo Salah- Liverpool time over?
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Liverpool's iconic forward, Mohamed Salah, is rumored to bid farewell to Anfield this summer, with a potential move to the Saudi Pro League on the horizon. Club legend Mark Lawrenson asserted that a deal was in the works since last summer, and Salah, a linchpin of Liverpool's success, may embark on a new chapter in Saudi Arabia.

The Premier League club is set to witness an overhauling of sorts with manager Jurgen Klopp set to depart at the end of the season. If Salah, too, joins the list of outgoing for the summer, the club will have a huge task in finding a worthy successor.

Mega Offer in the Cards

Saudi giants Al-Ittihad attempted to lure the Egyptian forward last summer with a £170 million bid, but, the Reds stood firm and rejected the offer. However, the upcoming transfer window could see another mega deal becoming a reality.

Speaking with Paddy Power, as reported by The Sun, Lawrenson said:  

" 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 of the back of it. Salah will be a king in Saudi."

Liverpool's Tactical Transition Without Salah

Lawrenson emphasized the importance of Reds trio Jota, Nunez, and Diaz in the squad, and considers them pivotal when Salah leaves the club.

"He[Salah] could've 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,"

the 66-year-old continued

"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."

Illustrious Career at Anfield

The 31-year-old has been one of the best Liverpool signings in the modern era since he arrived from Roma in 2017 and has helped the club to secure six trophies, including the Premier League title and Champions League.

As Salah set out on a new adventure in his professional career, it remains to be seen how Liverpool deal with the loss of such a stalwart of Salah’s stature. He has scored 204 goals in 332 matches for the Reds to date.