Liverpool star Mo Salah should leave Liverpool to join Barcelona if the opportunity arises, according to former Premier League star, Jay-Jay Okocha.
The Nigerian superstar has both cult and legendary status in the English game, thanks, in the main, to a glorious spell with Bolton Wanderers.
“If there is a chance to join Barcelona, I advise Salah to go there. His energy has run out with Liverpool,” Okocha said.
“The situation is now regressing in Liverpool, and Salah must leave the Premier League. If there is any chance to join Barcelona, I advise him to go there.”
Salah has been one of the shining lights for Liverpool this season. The Reds have more or less surrendered their Premier League title to Manchester City, although Salah has done well personally.
The Egyptian forward has 24 goals in all competitions, including 17 in the league. However, rumours have continued to increase in recent months, with the very best clubs in Europe all thought to be keen.
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The Liverpool man isn’t exactly making too much noise about wanting to leave. Sure, he’ll have his eyes on the likes of Madrid and Barcelona if something did come up. But for now, he remains Liverpool’s player.
The problem for the Reds is that if they do keep dropping in form and actually miss out on the Champions League positions, then would Salah want to really stay put?
Salah and Liverpool have been a match made in heaven. But the time might well be coming, as Okocha says, for Salah to move on.