Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah was heavily linked to an exit from the club in the just-concluded transfer window.
Saudi Pro League champions, Al Ittihad, were on the trail of the prolific Egyptian forward but Liverpool won the battle to keep him till the waxing rumors of exit waned and the transfer window closed.
Nevertheless, it is not all done and dusted for Liverpool as things stand. They will have to fight a fresh battle to keep Salah in January transfer window as the Saudi suitors brace up for another tempting offer.
Here are a few possible reasons why Mohamed Salah may leave Liverpool in January.
Contract Salah’s contract with Liverpool expires in 2025, and there have been no reports of a new contract extension being agreed upon. This means that Salah is free to negotiate with other clubs starting in January. If Salah is unable to reach an agreement with Liverpool on a new contract, he may decide to leave the club in order to secure a better deal elsewhere.
Playing time Salah has been a regular starter for Liverpool in recent years, but he has faced increased competition for his place in the starting lineup this season. The signing of Luis Diaz and the emergence of Harvey Elliott have given Liverpool more options in attack, and Salah may be concerned that his playing time could decrease in the future.
Ambition Salah is one of the best players in the world, and he may be looking for a new challenge. Liverpool have not won a major trophy since 2020, and Salah may be looking to join a club that is more likely to challenge for silverware.
Money Salah is one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League, but he may be able to earn even more money if he joins a club outside of England. There are a number of clubs in Europe and Asia that are willing to spend big money on top talent, and Salah may be tempted by the opportunity to earn a larger salary.
Legacy Salah is already a Liverpool legend, but he may want to leave the club in order to create a legacy elsewhere with the Saudi Pro League emerging as another alternative for the aging star.