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03rd Dec 2017

Liverpool fans will not enjoy Egypt manager’s comments on Mo Salah

Not what they wanted to hear

Darragh Murphy

What’s the opposite of the phrase: “music to their ears”?

Liverpool fans definitely won’t have enjoyed the latest comments from Egypt manager Hector Cuper about their talisman Mohamed Salah.

Salah is proving himself the bargain of the summer after moving to Anfield from Roma, with 17 goals in just 21 appearances making his £36.9 million fee look like a snip.

While he may not have managed to get himself on the scoresheet on Saturday, when the Reds put five past Brighton, Salah did set teammate Roberto Firmino up for his second of the game.

The 25-year-old has already proven himself crucial to any chance of Liverpool sealing a top-four spot this season but what will concern his new besotted fans is the fact that Salah is already attracting interest from elsewhere.

Salah’s head coach at international level, Cuper, has sensationally revealed that Real Madrid are keenly monitoring Salah.

“I’ve received confirmed news revealing Real Madrid’s interest in Salah, but let’s not rush things,” Cuper told ON Sport TV.

“To me, he is in an amazing position right now.”

Salah signed a five-year deal at Anfield in July so it would take a hell of an offer from Real to persuade the Merseyside outfit to part ways with their star player.

And Cuper is not the only one who has suggested that Salah may end up at the Bernabeu.

Just two weeks ago, former Egypt international Mido not only insisted that Salah would eventually pull on the famous white jersey of Real Madrid but he maintained that he would make the move soon.

Zinedine Zidane’s side is currently struggling in a big way in La Liga, finding themselves in fourth place in La Liga after their 0-0 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Los Blancos are now eight points adrift of arch-rivals Barcelona in the table.