Salah was loaned out to Serie A instead, and here he found form before Liverpool paid up for him last summer.
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Having struggled to make an impression at Chelsea, Salah attracted the attention of the Reds thanks to 29 goals in 65 appearances for Roma, but Thommo believes that not even he would have expected to have made such a big impact at Anfield.
The talented Liverpool midfielder, who is likely to represent Germany during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, will be a free agent once the current season ends since he did not want to extend his current tenure with the Merseyside club.
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But, amazingly, reports have emerged suggesting that Liverpool almost missed out on his signature last summer.
As we saw with both Suarez and Coutinho, who signed new deals a few months before they left the club, a contract is barely worth the paper it is written on these days, but that is the only option open the Anfield board now.
Liverpool have no intention of selling Mohamed Salah this summer and will robustly turn away any unwanted interest in their talisman.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and his father, Salah Ghaly have been handed honorary membership by Egyptian Premier League club Ismaily.
"Not being disrespectful to Liverpool, but Salah won't have grown up dreaming of playing for Liverpool - if Real Madrid come knocking, he's going to be taking notice of that".