Liverpool Football Club has recently rejected a lucrative offer of £150 million for their star forward, Mohamed Salah, from Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad.
The bid, which exceeded £100 million and included additional performance-based bonuses, aimed to secure the services of the 31-year-old Egyptian international.
However, Liverpool remains steadfast in their stance that Salah is not available for transfer, and this decision is final.
The club’s unwavering commitment to retaining Salah is further emphasized by the fact that he signed a new three-year contract just last summer.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has publicly expressed his confidence in Salah’s dedication to the Anfield cause, stating that the player is “100% committed” to the club.
Klopp reiterated the club’s position that Salah is not for sale during a recent press conference, underscoring Liverpool’s determination to keep hold of their prized asset.
With this resolute rejection of the substantial offer, Liverpool sends a clear message that Salah’s future lies firmly with the club, and they have no intention of parting ways with their prolific goalscorer.
“The position remains the same. Absolutely no doubt about that. That’s how it is. Nothing else to say,” said Klopp.
Liverpool would have little time to react to Salah’s potential departure, with the transfer window closing at 23:00 BST on Friday for incoming deals involving Premier League teams.
However, Al-Ittihad will still be able to sign players as the Saudi Pro League transfer window is set to close on 7 September.
Salah’s agent has previously dismissed talk of a move to Saudi Arabia but has not responded following the latest links with Al-Ittihad.
“Mohamed remains committed to Liverpool,” agent Ramy Abbas Issa wrote in a social media post on 7 August.
“If we considered leaving Liverpool this year, we wouldn’t have renewed the contract last summer.”
Salah has started all three of Liverpool’s games this season, with Klopp’s side having accumulated seven points following a draw with Chelsea and wins against Bournemouth and Newcastle United.