Former Egypt teammate and good friend Mohamed Aboutrika has revealed Mohamed Salah may leave Liverpool this summer.
Salah recently opened the door to Real Madrid and Barcelona in an interview with AS, saying his future is in Liverpool’s hands.
Jurgen Klopp played down the striker’s comments, insisting everything is “fine” where Salah and Liverpool are concerned.
But Aboutrika, who knows Salah well, isn’t convinced.
“I called Salah about his situation at Liverpool and he is upset, but that would never affect his performance on the field,” Aboutrika told beIN Sports.
“I know that Salah is not happy in Liverpool, he told me the reasons why he is not happy but they are secrets and I cannot talk about it in public.
“One of the reasons that made Salah angry was that he was not the captain against Midtjylland.”
He added: “If Salah was a player at Real Madrid or Barcelona, and playing at the same level as Liverpool, he would’ve won the Ballon d’Or, and it is normal for a Spanish newspaper to ask Salah about Real Madrid and Barcelona.
“In my opinion, Liverpool are considering selling Salah for economic purposes.
“I do not have any influence over Salah’s decisions, he is my friend and brother, and he is smart enough to know what is best for him.”