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Liverpool tipped for title challenge and labelled ‘better’ than Arsenal as they shake off Saudi fascination in Salah… for now


Sep 7, 2023
Liverpool tipped for title challenge and labelled 'better' than Arsenal as they shake off Saudi interest in Salah... for now


Liverpool have been told they are capable of complicated for the Leading League title this year right after retaining Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool insisted that Salah was not for sale irrespective of significant curiosity from the Saudi Pro League to make them their largest signing of all time.

Salah is going nowhere for the time being


Salah is going nowhere for the time remainingCredit score: Getty

Al Ittihad experienced been desperate to snap up the Egypt international and it is really documented they were inclined to kind out a charge totalling a entire world-report £215million.

But with the Saudi Professional League transfer window coming to an conclude on Thursday evening and no bid accepted, Salah is staying put…. for now.

Although Liverpool may possibly have retained their prized asset, they may have simply staved off the inevitable with Saudi golf equipment established to make a different shift upcoming summertime.

Al Ittihad are one of the teams expected to force for the Reds celebrity.

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But they could be joined by Al Hilal in a transfer race, in spite of them signing Neymar above the summer season, states talkSPORT’s Ben Jacobs.

The Brazil international was brought in for £69m, the present-day report for a participant shifting to the Gulf State.

But though Liverpool nevertheless keep Salah’s expert services, they have been instructed they are in a far better placement to conquer Manchester City to the title than Arsenal.

That is the verdict from ex-Liverpool star Jermaine Pennant, who is quietly self-assured about the Reds’ chances this season.

Salah could have become the most expensive Saudi transfer of all time


Salah could have become the most costly Saudi transfer of all timeCredit rating: Getty
Pennant believes Liverpool must contend for the title


Pennant thinks Liverpool must contend for the title

He said on Kick Off: “Bare minimum [expectation] is top 4. The way we have started off so much is 10 situations superior than how Liverpool started out past period.

“They search good. Very little little bit fearful about the defence but heading ahead, they seem solid.

“The midfield is a really fantastic midfield now. Youthful, energetic, [Dominik] Szoboszlai looks incredibly good.

“Trying to keep Mo is not only heading to be good for Liverpool but excellent for everything to do with Liverpool.

“The players will see Mo there, they know what he will give you. Goals, assists… and with him remaining there, they really should know be searching to obstacle Manchester Town like they have for the past five many years, bar past season.

“At the moment, I would say Liverpool are in a greater area than Arsenal. I am going to say in the games so considerably, they have played a good deal greater than Arsenal.

“Mikel Arteta is nonetheless tweaking… he is seeking to match persons into the crew.

“Create Manchester United off, for the reason that they are all in excess of the store. I assume if Liverpool performed Arsenal, Liverpool are the better workforce and would be favourites likely into that match.”

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