“Salah won’t follow footsteps of Coutinho and Suarez”


• Former Reds midfielder Hamann states that Salah’s iconic status among fans will prevent him from leaving the club

• He thinks that Suarez and Coutinho prefered Barcelona because of their culture

“I just don’t see Salah following in the footsteps of Suarez and Coutinho. For South American players, signing for Barcelona or Real Madrid is a huge thing for them to do because of the links to their culture.

“I think that he has found a home, somewhere he is respected and appreciated, and he’s also working with a manager who was brave enough to pay a lot of money for him when others looked at what had happened at Chelsea.”

“Klopp has brought the best out of Salah and he is now No 1 at Liverpool. At Barcelona and Real Madrid, unless you are Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, then you just another good player.

“I think the emotional side of football is very important to Salah. If he is happy – and he looks to be very comfortable at Liverpool – then he strikes me as a player who will be very loyal. I don’t think it is any coincidence that the shackles have come off playing for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool.


“It just looks like a perfect fit. When you become a hero at Liverpool, the fans love you like you are a member of their family. I don’t think that should be underestimated if a club like Barca or Real tried to sign him.”

Luis Suarez has moved to Barca after the 2014 World Cup and since then the Uruguayan striker has played 198 matches scoring 152 goals in all competitions.

Philippe Coutinho has arrived in Barca in winter 2018 and has scored 10 goals in 22 games.

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