Graeme Souness makes worrying Mohamed Salah Liverpool transfer prediction

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Liverpool have rejected Al-Ittihad’s opening offer for Mohamed Salah (Picture: Getty) Graeme Souness fears it is inevitable that Liverpool will be forced into selling Mohamed Salah before the end of the month. While the Premier League transfer window is now shut, Saudi Arabia Pro League clubs are still permitted to buy players until at least September 7. Al-Ittihad have already seen an offer in the region of £150million instantly dismissed but are understood to be far from deterred by Liverpool’s hardline stance. Jurgen Klopp was adamant on Friday at his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s game against Aston Villa that Salah remains fully committed to the Merseyside club and he will remain a Liverpool player. Former Liverpool captain Souness, however, insists the Reds are fighting a losing a battle and simple economics dictates that Salah will be on the move with money no obstacle for ambitious Al-Ittihad. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video He told the Daily Mail: ‘I have to say I fear Liverpool will lose Mo Salah to Saudi Arabia. I really think he’ll go for it in the six days between now and the Saudi transfer window closing. ‘He’s an Egyptian and a Muslim who would be going to the birthplace of Islam and to a country which has a maritime border with his own. There’s the money, too, of course. This is not someone being offered 10 or 20 per cent more than his current vast salary. Salah can ask for whatever he wants and the Saudis would give it to him because he’s the one they will want more than any other player. More: Trending Two Man Utd stars missing from squad to face Arsenal as Rasmus Hojlund travels Arsenal hit with Thomas Partey injury blow ahead of Man Utd clash Rio Ferdinand warns new Manchester United signing Sofyan Amrabat Take Jurgen Klopp’s wishes out of the equation and this is a very dangerous time for Liverpool, who have a treacherous decision to make. Make no mistake, Salah is flirting with the Saudis. The vast majority of Liverpool fans would be understandably aggrieved by that, though this is a sign of what lies ahead for the Premier League. The Saudis have infiltrated every level of British society in the last 50 years, so why not football? Salah might be persuaded to stay — and I hope he is, for the sake of the season that lies ahead for Klopp’s team. But if I was a betting man, I’d say he won’t be a Liverpool player for long.’ Jurgen Klopp speaks out on Liverpool decision to sign Ryan Gravenberch Liverpool announce Ryan Gravenberch signing after beating Manchester United to deadline day deal For more stories like this, check our sport page. Follow Metro Sport for the latest news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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