Liverpool apparently had time to lose their mainstay winger, Mohamed Salah. According to a statement from former Egyptian national team coach Hany Ramzy, the 27-year-old player had received a lucrative offer from Real Madrid.
Since being bought from AS Roma in the summer transfer window of 2017, Mohamed Salah performed brilliantly with Liverpool. In his debut season, the former Chelsea player was even able to score 32 goals in the Premier League, and became the league’s top scorer.
Unfortunately, Salah failed to bring Liverpool to win the European Champions League Final in the same season. The Reds were defeated by a final score of 1-3 against Real Madrid.
Ironically, Salah suffered a shoulder injury early in the first half after colliding with Sergio Ramos and was unable to continue the match.
Well, right before the final, it turned out that Salah had gotten an offer from Real Madrid itself.
That fact was revealed by Hany Ramzy as a former staff of the Egyptian National Team. He even got the information directly from Mohamed Salah.
“I was talking to Salah and he told me that Real Madrid made an offer.” Ramzy said to OnTimes Sports.
The offer from Real Madrid was called very interesting and at that time the player also told the Egyptian coach, Hector Cuper. However, in the end Salah refused the tempting offer because he felt comfortable at Liverpool.
“The offer was very good, but Salah discussed it with me and Mr. Cuper, and he decided to stay with Liverpool because he felt comfortable there.” He said.
According to Ramzy, Salah is a very ambitious player, determined to bring Egypt to win the Africa Cup of Nations.
“One is ambitious. He told us that he wanted to win AFCON three times in a row, as did Egypt in 2006, 2008, 2010, “Ramzy added.
Meanwhile, the former Fiorentina player finally succeeded in delivering Liverpool to win the European Champions League, followed by the European Super Cup and Club World Cup in the 2018/19 season yesterday.
This season, performance is still consistent and Liverpool have the opportunity to become Premier League champions.