Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has called on the club not to offer Mohamed Salah a new contract, despite the fact that he is going through some pretty good form.
The Egyptian star remains Jurgen Klopp’s favorite and has scored ten goals in 12 appearances this season.
Salah was linked with a move away during the summer transfer window, with Arab club Al-Ittihad keen on his services.
He decided to stay at Anfield, but his contract expires in 2025. Teams in the Middle East remain interested in Salah and have made him a priority of the transfer window.
Liverpool icon Mark Lawrenson believes Klopp should allow Salah to leave given his age. He will turn 32 next summer and will be playing out the final year of his contract.
“They should let him go and take the money. You can understand his transition to Arabia because of his nationality,” Lawrenson initially said in an interview.
“I imagine he signed his last contract, considering everything that is happening in the Saudi League. “I’m sure the club would be happy to say, ‘Thank you for your service, we’ll get €100 million and you’ll get a lot of money too, good luck,'” he added.
Lawrenson, who won five First Division titles and the European Cup in the 1980s, believes Liverpool will already be looking for his replacement.
“I think the positive side of this is that Liverpool will be looking around the market already for a replacement. “They will have a short list of strikers, but they already have four strikers in the squad, which is good when Salah leaves, they have back-up options,” he concluded.