Liverpool great, John Barnes, is quietly confident of Mohamed Salah staying at Anfield.
The Egyptian has been linked with a big move away to the LaLiga this week.
But Barnes told BonusCodeBets: “Who said that either Kylian Mbappé or Haaland would want to come to Liverpool?
“This is the thing, just because one player goes, it doesn’t mean that one of these other superstars, in this case, Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe, are likely to sign as his replacement.
“These players will have to want to come to Liverpool to make it happen, and we haven’t seen anything concrete to say whether this is the case for these players.
“If Real Madrid also went in for Mbappe the same time that Liverpool did, who knows who he would choose?
“It’s a case of if Salah goes, who and when they could get someone. But to speculate who Liverpool can get when someone might be leaving doesn’t make sense at all.”
Barnes continued: “Mohamed Salah is not necessarily paving the way for a move somewhere else with these comments.
“We know he’s happy at Liverpool, he’s playing well, and we are the European and League champions, which is also something to consider.
“People are always going to speculate and say, ‘would he be open to a move?’. Players will say yes, that doesn’t mean he isn’t happy at Liverpool.
“A move away might be something he is considering for further on in his career, but I wouldn’t read too much into his comments at all.
“Players will never say no to anything, if he said ‘I don’t want to go and play for Juventus or Real Madrid’ the fans of those clubs then see that as a negative thing, it could come back to bite him negatively if he was to sign for one of these teams in the future.
“It’s all speculation that I wouldn’t like to read too much into.”