Gary Neville gives his verdict on Mohamed Salah contract situation
Liverpool super star Mohamed Salah has just 15 months remaining on his current Liverpool contract with his agent continuing to fuel speculation over his future.
Contract talks between Mo’ Salah representatives and liverpool have since been stalled.
Salah is seen as one of the best players in the world after scoring 153 goals in 239 appearances for Liverpool since his move from Roma in June 2017, but he now has just 15 months remaining on his current Liverpool contract.
Gary Neville has long predicted Salah would use Liverpool as a “stepping stone” to join either Barcelona or Real Madrid.
“He doubled down in February 2020, stating: “I said 18 months ago I thought Mo Salah would leave Liverpool.
“I think it’s a little bit more simple in the sense of why Liverpool fans maybe don’t demonstrate that love for Salah, and it’s affinity and loyalty.
” I think there’s a feeling that he wants to go and play at Real Madrid, he’ll go to Barcelona, he’ll take the big move.
“That’s not a criticism of Mo Salah. I played with David Beckham, I played with Ruud van Nistelrooy, played with Cristiano Ronaldo – they wanted to aspire to win the Ballon d’Or, they wanted to play at Real Madrid, they wanted to be up in lights and play at the biggest clubs in the world.
“I think there’s a feeling, affinity, loyalty, ‘Will he leave us?’ – I think he could. I think he is ultimately using Liverpool potentially as a stepping stone for his career.
“He has aspirations, let’s be honest, Real Madrid and Barcelona for a lot of players are the pinnacle.”