A lot of uncertainty lies ahead for Liverpool fans this summer. Not only is there uncertainty as to how much backing the club will get from the owners Fenway Sports Group, but the future of some players is also uncertain. As well as Georginio Wijnaldum, who can leave on a free transfer this summer, Mohamed Salah’s potential contract talks with the club also seem to be stalling.
In a recent Twitter post from renowned Bundesliga journalist Christian Falk, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has included Mohamed Salah in his transfer wishlist this summer alongside names like Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku. Tuchel has done an exceptional job at Chelsea since arriving in January, taking them to the FA Cup and Champions League finals. Although the current Chelsea squad have excelled under Tuchel, this will be the German manager’s first summer transfer window with the Blues and he may be wanting to add to try and further their current success next season.
Salah who has previously played for Chelsea over a two year spell from 2013-2015, has recently stated that he has yet to enter contract talks with Liverpool. In a recent interview with Sky Sports, the Egyptian international said, "No one is talking to me about that, so I can't say much about that. No one in the club is talking to me about anything so I do not know." The winger has two years left on his current contract and has made it clear that he is committed to Liverpool going forward.
Despite rumours, it is unlikely Liverpool will move their star forward on as it will be difficult to replace him given the fact he is one of the world’s best and with the Reds facing a season without Champions League football, is it hard to see another player on Salah’s level attracted to playing in the Europa League or the UEFA Conference League. Salah has played a major role this season for Liverpool scoring 20 league goals and arguably saving them from dropping further down the table.
If Liverpool do not receive the backing of their owners to spend big in the summer, their next most important step is to extend the contracts of the top players currently in their ranks including Salah. The Reds are also highly unlikely to sell to one of their biggest rivals and competitors for the Premier League title next season. Whether Thomas Tuchel gets his wish or not, Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool future is still up in the air.