Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has dismissed rumors of a potential move to Al-Ittihad by sharing photos of himself enjoying a leisurely day in London. The Egyptian international has been linked with a transfer to the Saudi Pro League side, but Liverpool has repeatedly stated that Salah is not for sale. Jurgen Klopp reaffirmed this stance in his pre-Newcastle press conference.
Taking advantage of a rare day away from training, Salah visited London and shared images of himself playing the tourist. His social media post, captioned “Being a tourist in London on my day off,” is likely to reassure fans who may have been concerned about the transfer speculation.
Being a tourist in London on my day off. pic.twitter.com/QD88PjGPqH
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) August 29, 2023
Reports had suggested that a medical with Al-Ittihad was scheduled to take place after Liverpool’s match against Newcastle, but conducting a medical test at St. James’ Park would be unusual. Salah still has two years remaining on his current contract, and his agent, Ramy Abbas, recently stated that Salah is committed to Liverpool and had renewed his contract just last summer.
Despite the questionable credibility of the rumors, fans have expressed worry about the potential departure of Salah, who has been a prolific scorer for Liverpool, amassing 187 goals in 308 appearances since joining in 2017. The club has already lost midfielders Jordan Henderson and Fabinho to the Saudi Pro League, with Henderson joining Steven Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq after a 12-year stint at Liverpool.
Given the limited time frame to find a suitable replacement, it is highly unlikely that Liverpool would entertain the idea of letting Salah, a key player, leave the club. While the transfer window for Saudi clubs remains open until September 20, the English window closes this Friday. Salah seems determined to continue making history at Anfield, recently surpassing Steven Gerrard on Liverpool’s all-time goalscorers list.