Pundit Andy Gray believes that Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah could eventually depart Anfield.
Gray suggested that players like Salah and Mane “desperately” want to play for the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona.
“If [Salah] told Liverpool ‘by the way, I’m off this summer’, I think they’ve got a real battle on their hands.
“I don’t think Liverpool can afford to lose both of them.
“I don’t know what their contract terms are, I’m not sure how long each has got.
“I guess Mane [would] come up and say: ‘Well, if he’s going I want to go as well’. It’s a double battle.
“You only hope if you’re Liverpool that the success they’ve had – Champions League victory last year, championship this year – that that would be enough to keep them at the club.
“But we know foreign footballers have a different view of the Real Madrids and the Barcelonas of this world.
“They desperately want to play for them, desperately.”
It is impossible to predict the future. However, both Salah and Mane have no reason to depart Liverpool.
They are both currently playing in a team that just won the Premier League title. It is also worth mentioning that Liverpool have played in the last two Champions League finals.
Right now, it would be fair to say that Liverpool are giving both Salah and Mane every opportunity to fulfill their dreams.
If Liverpool can continue competing for the major trophies in club football, they should be able to keep both Salah and Mane happy.
There has been no news to suggest that Liverpool will be losing either Salah or Mane.
Freelance sports journalist and Red from Melbourne. Currently an editor at Anfield Watch.