Revealed: How Mohamed Salah reacted to Liverpool rejecting £150m transfer bid from Saudi side Al-Ittihad

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Mohamed Salah reacted in “the best way possible” to seeing Liverpool turn down a £150 million ($189m) bid for him, says Andy Robertson.

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  • Egyptian star subject of big-money bid
  • Reds reluctant to sell
  • Prized asset remains at Anfield for now


    The Egyptian superstar was the subject of a big-money approach from Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Ittihad prior to the window in England slamming shut. Teams in the Middle East are still in a position to bolster their respective ranks, meaning that an improved offer may yet arrive at Anfield. Liverpool consider the matter to be over, though, with Jurgen Klopp never paying too much attention to the “fuss” that Salah’s future was causing. The Reds have their talismanic forward tied to a contract through to 2025 and have been given no indication by the 31-year-old forward that he is looking to move on.



    Robertson has said when asked about the potentially distracting Salah saga: “For us we block that out, Mo blocks it out. We let other people talk about that. For us there is no concern. For us Mohamed Salah is a Liverpool player and we believe that is what is going to be the case for the foreseeable future. He’s the ultimate professional. He does what it does, he is one of the best players in the world and he is professional. He lets other people do the talking, let’s other people say what they have to say, but he’s always been committed to Liverpool and you saw that with the performance he put in.

    “The club’s position was that it knocked it back, it rejected the bid and that is what the stance was. For me Mo has been Mo all week. He’s not been affected; I’ve been around him a lot and he’s not been affected by anything. Mo has reacted in the best way possible.”


    Salah was among the goals for Liverpool in their 3-0 victory over Aston Villa – taking him to 188 in total for the club – and Robertson added on noise that nobody on Merseyside can control: “Look, there is speculation around a lot of players and it is how we deal with it and he (Salah) has obviously done well. Our squad is what it is and that’s the squad that is going to go forward now with the window shut. It is about getting the most out of the squad, it is about looking forward to the season ahead and trying to do better than what we did last season.”



    Liverpool missed out on Champions League qualification in 2022-23, forcing them into the Europa League, but they have made a positive start to the current campaign and sit third in the Premier League table at the first international break after picking up 10 points from a possible 12.