Mohamed Salah is ‘unhappy’ at Liverpool and they are ‘considering selling him’, claims his former international team-mate, with Egyptian star’s Anfield future in doubt after admitting he is open to joining Real Madrid or Barcelona
- Liverpool may sell Mohamed Salah as he is unhappy, says Mohamed Aboutrika
- Aboutrika previously played alongside Salah for the Egyptian national team
- Salah is said to have been angry at not being named captain versus Midtjylland
- The winger refused to rule out joining Real Madrid or Barcelona in an interview
Mohamed Salah is unhappy at Liverpool and the club are considering selling him according to his former Egypt team-mate Mohamed Aboutrika.
Aboutrika says one of the reasons Salah is angry is because he wasn’t made captain against Midtjylland in the Champions League earlier this month, with Jurgen Klopp giving the armband to Trent Alexander-Arnold instead.
During a recent interview with Spanish publication AS Salah refused to rule out a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid, saying that his future is in Liverpool’s hands.
Mohamed Aboutrika says Liverpool may sell Mohamed Salah as he is unhappy at the club
Aboutrika, one of Egypt’s greatest ever players, revealed that he spoke to Salah about his situation.
Aboutrika told beIN Sports: ‘I called Salah about his situation at Liverpool and he is upset, but that would never affect his performance on the field,
‘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.’
Salah was left frustrated after Jurgen Klopp didn’t name him as captain against Midtjylland
Salah came off the bench to score twice as Liverpool thrashed Crystal Palace on Saturday
‘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 the aforementioned interview with AS, Salah admitted that he was frustrated not to be named captain against Midtjylland.
He said: ‘Honestly, I was very disappointed. I was hoping to be the captain, but it’s a coach’s decision. I accept it.’
Aboutrika, one of Egypt’s greatest ever players, played with Salah at international level
In a recent interview Salah refused to rule out making a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona
Asked about remaining at Liverpool, Salah said: ‘That’s a tough one, but right now I can say that everything is in the club’s hands.’
The winger was then questioned over the possibility of joining Barcelona or Real Madrid, to which he replied: ”We never know what is going to happen in the future.’
Salah has scored 13 goals in as many Premier League appearances for Liverpool this season, which included a brace in the emphatic 7-0 victory against Crystal Palace.
Having played a prominent part in Liverpool winning their first league title in 30 years last campaign, Salah is determined to win the league again this season, with Klopp’s side currently four points clear at the top of the table ahead of their closest challengers Leicester.
Under Klopp’s guidance Salah has frequently excelled for Liverpool, with the winger having scored 110 goals in 173 appearances.