Report: Liverpool 'prepared to lose' Mo Salah, identify number 1 replacement

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

Report: Liverpool 'prepared to lose' Mo Salah, identify number 1 replacement

Izuchukwu Akawor 08:03 - 30.08.2023

Egypt's Mohamed Salah has reportedly already told Liverpool he is interested in a move away from the club to the Saudi Pro League.

Premier League side Liverpool have prepared themselves ahead of the possible departure of talisman Mohamed Salah. 

Mo Salah could be the next high-profile player to leave Anfield for the Saudi Pro League this summer following the footsteps of former teammates Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino.

The Reds have already identified the perfect replacement for the Egyptian superstar.

Salah’s imminent departure

According to a Pulse Sports Nigeria report, Salah wants a move away from the Premier League this summer. 

Mohamed Salah in action for Liverpool || Photo Credit: Imago

The 31-year-old is interested in making the switch following an approach by Saudi Arabian giants Al Ittihad. 

Al Ittihad have made their intentions to prise the former African footballer of the year away with a big-money move.

Jurgen Klopp and Mo Salah. (Photo Credit: Imago)

The Saudi side is said to be confident that they can convince Mo Salah to make the switch before the end of what has been a busy transfer summer for the Saudi Pro League team. 

Liverpool find Salah replacement

According to a Daily Star report, with Salah’s departure looking likely, the Reds are ready.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have already identified their number one target to replace the club legend. 

Joao Felix spent last season on loan at Chelsea. (Photo Credit: Imago)

The club has reportedly switched attention to Atletico Madrid outcast and Chelsea flop Joao Felix as the man to take over from Salah. 

Felix, who is Atletico’s record signing following his move from Benfica, spent last season on a season-long loan at Liverpool’s Premier League rivals, Chelsea.

Mohamed Salah is one of the Premier League's top earners | Photo Credit: X/@MoSalah

The Portuguese forward, however, failed to impress them after just four goals scored for the Blues. 

But should Salah leave, the Reds are said to be ready to splash the cash to get the troubled 23-year-old. 

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Salah joined Liverpool from Roma in 2017 and has made 307 appearances and scored 187 goals for the Reds.

He has won the Premier League and the Champions League during his time with the club.

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