After Messi’s departure, PSG will look for his replacement to partner Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in attack. The club has reportedly included Mohamed Salah on its short list. The striker reportedly met with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in Morocco.
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Liverpool’s failure to qualify for the Champions League could further fuel Salah’s interest in leaving the team. It is also alleged that Salah communicated with the president of PSG after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
After a shocking first half of the 2022-23 Premier League season, Liverpool managed to come back and finish fifth with 67 points in 38 games (19 wins, 10 draws and nine losses), which also allowed them to qualify for the Europa League. Liverpool has played in the Europa League in each of the last six seasons, reaching three finals in that time.
After Liverpool failed to qualify for the Champions League, the Egyptian said on social media that he was devastated and apologized to the fans.
Speaking about Salah’s message, Jurgen Klopp told reporters: It’s perfectly normal, there are many bad things going on in the world of social media, and I don’t think this is one of them. It’s a normal description of the situation, and he’s right. But I saw him an hour ago in the dining room and he was smiling, he was not in a bad mood!
Also, if Salah leaves, Liverpool will have a hard time finding a stellar replacement for him due to the lack of Champions League soccer. Rejecting such a position, Klopp said: I don’t think so, but we’ll see. There’s always the possibility that things won’t go as quickly as one would like. In fact, it is quite likely because the better the player you want, the less the other club is willing (to sell). We’re ready. I don’t think taking six or seven weeks to sign players is going to change the game. We have time. In an ideal world, they’d all be signed tomorrow, and I’d be able to tell them when they get to work.