Mohamed Salah was in the centre of speculation for a few weeks now after he gave an interview to Spanish newspaper Diario AS claiming that he is uncertain how long he will be with the Reds, as well as talking about Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Many fans were confused about why Liverpool’s No. 11 decided to say these comments, as well as why he decided to accept an interview with an Spanish newspaper, specially considering how they tend to take words out of context in order to make headlines.
As expected, social media went crazy after the interview was made public. Many weren’t happy with Salah’s actions, and immediately started criticizing the Egyptian’s behavior.
“Madrid or Barcelona? I think they are both top clubs, no one knows what’s going to happen in the future..Mohamed Salah about Madrid & Barca’s interest in him.
Now, of course some quotes were taken out of context with the Spanish newspaper claiming in their front page quotes like: “Madrid or Barca? Who knows” or even “It is hard to know how long I’ll be with LFC” conveniently right after that mention.
It was no surprise that this happened, like we stated before Spanish newspapers and outlets are well known for this.
It was still a very strange situation, considering he currently has no reason to leave the Merseyside club. He is reportedly the highest paid player alongside Virgil van Dijk, he starts almost every single game, he has the trust of arguably the best manager in the world, and he is at a club that just won the Premier League title after 30 years, and the year before won the Champions League.
As expected, the media started to speculate, and multiple outlets started to put two and two together claiming that Real Madrid made Mohamed Salah their priority in the summer.
This started to cause trouble around the club, Jurgen Klopp was asked multiple times about Salah’s comments and he obviously didn’t seem very happy about them, insisting: “nothing to say from my side, all fine.”
After long weeks of speculations and uncertainty, the forward has finally come out and given new claims that might relax the fans.
If you ask, I say I want to stay here as long as I can..Mohamed Salah on his future.
Although it may seem like the interview should have been done as soon as those old claims went out, it is a bit refreshing for fans, although not everything sounded as promising…
I want to stay here as long as I can, but, as I have said before, it is in the hands of the club.Mohamed Salah to Sky Sports.
This could be a small hint to the club in order to push for a better contract, but as of now that is just speculation.
There is other things much more important to be worrying about, like Liverpool’s recent form in the league and the lack of goals, but that is something we will discuss in another article.