John Barnes makes Liverpool FC point about Mo Salah
John Barnes discusses the implications of Mohamed Salah's new Liverpool FC contract
John Barnes believes that Mohamed Salah’s new contract does not mean that Liverpool FC are no longer a selling club.
The Reds managed to tie down the Egypt international down to a new long-term contract last week after his amazing debut campaign at the Merseyside outfit.
Salah scored 44 goals in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s men last term after having signed for the Reds from As Roma last summer.
He was one of European football’s top performing players and was voted as the PFA player of the year thanks to his fine performances.
However, Barnes has warned Liverpool FC fans not to read too much into Salah’s new contract despite him admitted that it is good news for the Reds.
Speaking in an interview quoted by the Daily Star, Barnes said: “Salah signing a new contract doesn’t mean that Liverpool are no longer a selling club.
“Every club is a selling club. If Real Madrid offered £200m for Salah then he’d go and Liverpool would then be a selling club.
“Ronaldo might be leaving Real Madrid, [Robert] Lewandowski could leave Bayern Munich.
“Neymar could leave PSG as well so even the biggest clubs in the world are selling clubs.
“But what the new contract means is that Salah is committed to Liverpool and wants to stick around and see how far they can go.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool FC have so far only completed one new official new signing this summer as Klopp looks to bolster his squad ahead of next season.
The Reds finished in fourth place in the Premier League table and without a trophy after they were beaten by Real Madrid in the Champions League final back in May.
Liverpool FC have not won a major trophy yet under Klopp.