Monday, September 28, 2020

Liverpool stars advised against Real Madrid switch

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have been of vital importance in Liverpool’s reemergence as one of the top clubs in Europe under Jurgen Klopp’s direction since the German joined the club in 2015. Mane joined him at Anfield from Southampton the following summer, while Salah arrived from AS Roma a year later.

Given that the Merseysiders had an unwanted reputation for selling their best players, mostly gained through the departures of Luis Suarez to Barcelona in 2014 and Raheem Sterling to Manchester City in 2015, and briefly rekindled by the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January 2018, links between Salah or Mane with at least one of the two Spanish giants were only to be expected.

But as relayed by AS, Nicolas Anelka, who played for both Real Madrid and Liverpool, believes the pair of forwards should push away any thoughts of switching clubs and stay put for as long as they can. According to the former Arsenal star, Liverpool are ‘the place to be’, a club that can go toe-to-toe with Real. After all, the Reds are now the newly crowned Premier League champions, as well as the still reigning Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup holders.

Both Salah and Mane are under contract with Liverpool until 2023, reportedly without a release clause.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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