Former Liverpool star warns Mohamed Salah against leaving this summer
Former Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince has weighed in on the stories linking Mohamed Salah with a move from Anfield this season amid an incredible debut season.
Salah has scored 36 goals in all competitions for Liverpool, proving critics from his brief spell at Chelsea wrong.
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However, Salah’s form has pricked the ears of clubs such as Barcelona are Real Madrid but Liverpool aren’t going to give in easy — just like they didn’t with Philippe Coutinho last summer before allowing him leave in January.
Sometimes it’s about principle more than financial gain and Liverpool are showing the big boys of Spanish football they won’t be pushed around.
Many expect Real Madrid to dip into the Premier League for attacking talent with Salah joining a list of targets which supposedly include Eden Hazard and Harry Kane.
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Cristiano Ronaldo recently turned 33, Gareth Bale has ongoing fitness issues and Karim Benzema is struggling to rediscover top form. And it doesn’t help that Barcelona are running away with La Liga.
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That said, Paul Ince is of the view Salah would be making a mistake if he was to leave Liverpool this summer.
Speaking in an interview with Paddy Power this morning, Ince, who lined out for the Reds between 1997-1999, revealed his opinion that if the 25-year-old ‘sits tight’, then he could soon find himself as part of a title-winning squad at Liverpool:
‘Mohamed Salah would be foolish to leave Liverpool right now. He’s in a place which is the perfect fit for him.’
‘Don’t get me wrong, it’s always going to be tough when the big boys come calling. It’s hard to ignore Real Madrid or Barcelona – as we saw with Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez. But I believe Salah should sit tight.’
‘There’s a lot of progression at Liverpool, they’re slowly but surely evolving. Creeping up the table, and doing fantastically in the Champions League.’
‘If Salah sits tight and enjoys the ride, he could find himself on a trophy-winning team next season, where he would be the star man.’