Harvey Elliott, a midfielder for Liverpool, has advised Mohamed Salah to commit his future to the club and retire at Liverpool after Al Ittihad showed considerable interest during the summer.
The Saudi Pro League has made Salah a top target, and Liverpool turned down a £150 million offer from PIF-owned club Al Ittihad because they were adamant about keeping the Egyptian. For the 31-year-old, Al Ittihad was prepared to go above the existing transfer world record of £200 million. According to rumours, Salah was eager to go to the Middle East, which had certain Anfield officials considering the prospect of cashing in.
However, Jurgen Klopp was among those who wanted Salah to stay, and by the time the transfer market closed in Saudi Arabia, Liverpool had not changed their previous position that he was not for sale.
Since joining Liverpool in 2017, Salah has never scored fewer than 19 goals in the Premier League, and in four of his six complete seasons to date, he has scored 30 or more goals overall. The Egyptian also surpassed Thierry Henry’s previous record of 200 goals and assists in the Premier League with two assists in Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Wolves.
Elliott told the Liverpool Echo, “Touch wood, he never leaves Liverpool, but if he does go, I want to be the one to pick up advice from him and use it to improve my performance. I hope he stays for the remainder of his career here. I’ll try my best to keep him, but for everyone on the team, it’s a dream come true to be working with him and learning from him.”
“Week in and week out, we see it all. Mo is a fantastic player and a fantastic person. He has both the ability to complete plays and the creativity to come up with new ones. You can rely on him at all times.”