Liverpool have been told a “massively important” decision recently made by their playing personnel that snubbed Mohamed Salah won’t bother him one bit.
Salah, 29, is arguably Liverpool’s most important player. Some would bestow that honour on Virgil van Dijk, though Salah’s extraordinary goals output is near-irreplaceable.
Indeed, Salah has top scored for the Reds every season he has been at Anfield. With eight goals in his first eight matches this season, that streak is already on course to be extended to five.
Salah remains Liverpool’s last frontier with regards to tying their elite stars down to fresh terms. Though with the usual European giants seeing their spending power curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic, a contract extension with Liverpool seems odds-on at this stage.
Salah’s importance to Jurgen Klopp’s side is unquestionable. Though the Egyptian flyer was not one of a trio of Reds stars selected to join their incumbent ‘leadership group’.
Captain Jordan Henderson and vice-captains James Milner and Virgil van Dijk comprised the group. Georginio Wijnaldum had completed the quartet before his summer exit to PSG.
And with the Dutchman’s departure came the opportunity to add new members to the clique. In a player-only vote, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker and Andy Robertson were selected.
That left Salah sidelined despite his influence on the pitch. Nonetheless, former Premier League striker Kevin Campbell insists decisions like those “won’t bother” Salah.
“The great player that Mo is, I don’t think stuff like that would bother him,” Campbell told Football Insider. “I’m sure if he felt strongly about being in the leadership group he would be in it.
”Sometimes you can look too deep into stuff like that. I think Mo Salah is taking care of business where he needs to which is out there on the pitch.
“Leadership groups are massively important though. They sit down with the manager and discuss important matters.
“At the end of the day, you have to have the connection between the dressing room and the manager. They relay to the manager how the team is feeling.”
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Meanwhile, Liverpool are among a cluster of clubs considering a move for a rising French winger forcing Didier Deschamps’ hand ahead of the 2022 World Cup, per a report.
The Reds continue to be linked with a plethora of attacking options in the transfer market.
Villarreal’s Arnaut Danjuma has been linked. Closer to home, West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen was confirmed to be on a shortlist of attacking targets. Today’s Paper Talk suggested Liverpool could even rival Tottenham for Fiorentina hitman, Dusan Vlahovic.
The 22-year-old bagged double figures in both goals and assists across all competitions last season. He has started the current campaign in impressive fashion, notching three goals and an assist from his first six league clashes.
His stellar club form led to his breakthrough into the French national team in August. If his rapid rise continues, he will likely be a shoe-in for the nation’s 2020 World Cup squad.
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