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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have voiced their views on the debate over Mo Salah’s future in Liverpool.
Salah posted a photo of himself smiling on Twitter on Monday in response to the weekend’s chat, which started the 28-year-old.
The Reds forward, who has scored 13 Premier League goals in 13 appearances this season revealed that he was “very disappointed” failing to hand over the captaincy against FC Midtjylland.
Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and James Milner were all out for the Champions League match. It meant that Salah thought he would get the boss’s bracelet.
However, he was overlooked and local star Trent Alexander-Arnold was named captain.
Hello close friend and former international teammate Mohamed Aboutrika He also said that the former Roma was unhappy with that particular decision by Klopp. Although there are apparently other reasons why he’s restless at Anfield.
And Neville thinks Salah will leave, but Carragher doesn’t see it as a problem for the champions.
Neville said in Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football: “I thought Salah would always leave Liverpool.
“I said it a couple of years ago, but maybe it was a little premature, but I always had the feeling that he would want to go and explore the feeling of playing in a different country, that he would have aspirations to do so, so I am not surprised.”
Neville chose Salah ahead of his teammate Sadio Mane in his 2020 Premier League squad.
“The reason I’ve always chosen Salah over Mane is because he’s cold-blooded,” he added.
“Mane is a team player, he would put the team first, Salah is cold-blooded, but that’s not a negative.
“That makes Liverpool a vicious team because they are the type that do it over and over again, they won’t stop.
“That is probably why players like Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain are probably in his ear.
“He has two and a half years on his contract, I don’t think Liverpool will be forced to sell and they will not be bothered because they have strength and authority in Jurgen Klopp so he can just relax a bit.
Carragher Chills Salah
“But there will be a decision in the next six months, the next 18 months, on what to do with him because if he does not sign a new contract, they will not let him execute the contract, and they will see the opportunity to bring someone else.”
Carragher’s take was relaxed.
He said: “I really don’t think it’s a debate now as much as it was a few years ago.
“I think even when Manchester United were among the best and (Cristiano) Ronaldo went to Real Madrid, it felt like a step forward because Real Madrid is Real Madrid, but I feel like the two Spanish giants have now fallen so far.
“I think Salah, he has two and a half years left, I don’t see it as a big problem.
Real Madrid spent a lot of money on (Eden) Hazard when he was that age, it’s only a year or two more. If it were, it would be a lot of money, I think at this point, he’s over that age. “