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Reds Legend Says No Chance of Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mané Moving to Spain

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Steve McManaman is your Mystery Liverpool Legend of the Day.

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The more success Liverpool have on the pitch it seems the more supporters worry about the club’s world class talent moving on. We worry about who is going to replace Jürgen Klopp even when the manager signals his intentions to stay. With the exception of COVID-19, right now we’re mostly concerned that either Sadio Mané or Mohamed Salah will have their heads turned this summer by one of Europe’s other big guns.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are considered to be potential origins for said head-turning behavior but Liverpool legend and hair-enthusiast Steven McManaman doesn’t believe Salah and Mané are going to Spain anytime soon.

“Well, Real Madrid already have Eden Hazard, they bought Rodrygo last summer and they’ve just invested in Reinier in January, so I’d take rumours like that with a pinch of salt,” said McManaman.

“Regardless of how the Champions League turns out this season, the best teams in the world at present are the English teams. Real Madrid and Barcelona are not!

“They both want to start again and bring in a few new players because they’ve both had disappointing seasons this year, so they’re going to start turning their squads over.

“Despite this, I don’t think there’s any chance of either Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah going to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.”

To some, it’s inevitable that Liverpool’s star players will leave Anfield for new experiences and more money. That’s definitely what has happened for at least the passed decade. But Klopp, Michael Edwards and FSG have been astute at keeping players at the club. Great performances are rewarded with bonuses and fresh contracts. And Mané and Salah aren’t likely to find the team spirit at Melwood many more places.

Still, Edwards has a reputation for getting fantastic deals done. If one of the two players were to move elsewhere once the season is eventually finished, Liverpool would very likely make a boatload of cash. Also, we’ll be too excited about Timo leaning to worry much about it. Swings and roundabouts.