Liverpool to fund massive rebuild with shock Mohamed Salah sale: report

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his third goal during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Rangers FC and Liverpool FC at Ibrox Stadium on October 12, 2022 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
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Liverpool are going to sell talismanic attacker Mohamed Salah to fund a full-scale rebuild, with Fenway Sports Group continuing the sell-to-buy policy that has taken the Reds to the top of the game.

That's according to one outlandish report that suggests that in a bid to repair the squad, Anfield's Egyptian King will be sacrificed. Salah only signed a new Liverpool last summer, putting speculation to bed to commit his future while Sadio Mané was sold to Bayern Munich. 

With the Merseysiders languishing in midtable and plenty of the underperforming squad coming under criticism from fans, however, the club need to perform surgery in order to return to the level that they have competed at in recent seasons. 

John W. Henry, Owner of Liverpool and wife Linda Pizzuti Henry interact with Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool prior to the UEFA Champions League final match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid at Stade de France on May 28, 2022 in Paris, France.

John W. Henry meets with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp ahead of the 2022 Champions League final in Madrid (Image credit: Michael Regan - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Despite ownership FSG putting the club up for sale and reportedly being in talks with Qatari groups over the sale of Liverpool (opens in new tab), Italian outlet Calciomercatoweb (opens in new tab) claims that Salah could be offloaded to Paris Saint-Germain for around £70m, with the proceeds of the sale going back into the playing squad. 

FSG have run the Reds with a strict policy of selling stars in order to rebuild over the years, with Philippe Coutinho's nine-figure sale to Barcelona being the most obvious example. With the funds received, Liverpool bought Virgil van Dijk. 

With the American owners in talks over selling their asset, however, it would seem extremely unlikely that Salah would be up for sale in the slightest. 

The 30-year-old is not only a fan favourite but the most reliable of the Merseysiders' misfiring frontline and one of the biggest stars in the Arab world. To get rid of Salah before super-rich Middle Eastern owners take over the club would seem nonsensical – so any report linking him with moves away from the club should perhaps be taken with a pinch of salt. 

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League match between Ajax and Liverpool on 26 October, 2022 at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mohamed Salah is still perhaps Liverpool's best player: could they really afford to lose him? (Image credit: BSR Agency / Getty Images)

Liverpool have just bought in Cody Gakpo from PSV, with Darwin Nunez having joined in the summer. It appears that the midfield is where Jurgen Klopp will look to strengthen most in the immediate future. 

Salah is valued at €80m by Transfermarkt (opens in new tab).

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Moises Caicedo could be one of two Brighton midfielders heading to Merseyside: the Reds are said to be in a four-way race to sign Alexis Mac Allister, with three European sides also reportedly keen on the Argentine World Cup winner.

Liverpool are also thought to be working on a £44m summer deal for Wolves midfielder Matheus Nunes, while they could go head-to-head with Tottenham for for Sofyan Amrabat, who starred for Morocco at Qatar 2022.

In other news, recent Anfield arrival Cody Gakpo has revealed that compatriot Virgil van Dijk influenced his decision to join the Reds.

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.