Liverpool are reportedly considering selling Mohamed Salah, who is currently ‘upset’ about his situation at the club.
This is according to the player’s ex-Egypt teammate, Mohamed Aboutrika, who also says Salah is ‘unhappy’ at Anfield.
Earlier this month, Salah conceded he was ‘very disappointed’ not to captain Liverpool in the Champions League game with Midtjylland, with the armband instead given to Trent Alexander-Arnold.
In an interview with beIN Sports, Aboutrika said: “I called Salah about his situation at Liverpool and he is upset, but that would never affect his performance on the field.
“I know that Salah is not happy in Liverpool, he told me the reasons why he is not happy but they are secrets and I cannot talk about it in public. “One of the reasons that made Salah angry was that he was not the captain against Midtjylland.”
In the same interview in which he expressed his disappointment over not being selected to captain Liverpool, Salah refused to rule out a transfer move to Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Aboutrika believes the Egyptian forward could win the Ballon d’Or if he played in the Spanish league with Liverpool allegedly keen on offloading him.
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He added: “If Salah was a player at Real Madrid or Barcelona, and playing at the same level as Liverpool, he would’ve won the Ballon d’Or, and it is normal for a Spanish newspaper to ask Salah about Real Madrid and Barcelona.
“In my opinion, Liverpool are considering selling Salah for economic purposes.
“I do not have any influence over Salah’s decisions, he is my friend and brother, and he is smart enough to know what is best for him.”