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Fabrizio Romano namedrops Liverpool star in list of potential summer targets for Saudi clubs

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By Siddharth Juyal

Football journalist Fabrizio Romano revealed that Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah remains the primary target for the clubs from Saudi Arabia

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano acknowledged that Saudi Arabia are still after Liverpool star Mohamed Salah to bolster their league’s reputation. Salah has continued his prolific career at Liverpool but suffered a massive drop in form since returning from his injury.

The Egypt captain missed several crucial chances for the Reds as the team’s ambition of winning multiple trophies collapsed. Liverpool suffered elimination from the Europa League competition after losing the quarter-finals tie to the Italian side Atalanta in April.

Furthermore, the Reds suffered two losses and two draws in the last five Premier League games, abruptly ending their title chase. Salah has faced severe criticism for his poor showing in front of goals as other bigger concerns revealed themselves.

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Liverpool legend Mohamed Salah has struggled with productivity and his overall impact on the team’s tactics.

The 31-year-old has slightly regressed in his pace and staying too narrow on the right side has caused tactical issues. Liverpool have heavily relied on the left flank to build attacks in the middle phases, making them predictable.

Speaking on The Debrief (h/t The Daily Briefing), Romano named Salah as the obvious target for the Saudi clubs. He said:

“We’ve clearly seen an unhappy Mo Salah at Liverpool in recent days, and he’s a target. Yeah, it’s always been exactly as Kevin De Bruyne, for example. Mark Ter Stegen is another player they really like. But I can guarantee that at the moment they still don’t know in Saudi. We know the market in Saudi works in different ways, especially for the clubs under PIF. So they have to wait the budget they will have for the summer transfer window.”

Salah has made 41 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool, contributing with 24 goals and 13 assists this season. The Egyptian has only one season remaining in his current contract after the current season ends.

Last summer, Saudi Pro League club Al Ittihad made a £150m bid for Salah which Liverpool rejected immediately. Liverpool are not expecting a bid of similar size but given Salah’s contract and age, anything around or above £100m could be tempting.

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Salah remains a threat on the ball when he receives deliveries at critical spaces to create chances or score goals. As his productivity dropped, many critics have voiced concern about the tactical compromise Liverpool are making for their legend. Nevertheless, despite the criticism and putting sentiments on hold to make practical decisions, Salah will always be among the greatest Liverpool players and have the gratitude of the Reds loyalists around the globe.