Mohamed Salah would ignore Real Madrid transfer



LIVERPOOL star Mohamed Salah would ignore a move to Real Madrid as he will believe he can win trophies at Anfield.

That is the view of former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy, who has backed Salah to guide the Reds to glory in the coming years.

Salah has been consistently linked with a move to Real in recent months as the club look for their next blockbuster signing.

The Egyptian was superb last season, scoring 44 goals in all competitions, but couldn’t stop his side from suffering Champions League final heartbreak to Real.

Despite that disappointment, Murphy reckons Salah and Liverpool’s other stars will continue to work hard to claim silverware.

The ex-England star told bwin: “It will have been a tough pill to swallow to miss out on winning the Champions League last year.

“But I don’t think that experience will encourage the likes of Salah to look abroad to the likes of Real Madrid.

“I don’t think there’s a player at Liverpool who doesn’t think the club is capable of winning trophies, whereas maybe that’s the case at Tottenham.

“Liverpool have a history of winning trophies and they’re one of the most successful sides in Europe.

“There’s no reason to look abroad when they could emulate greats like [Steven] Gerrard.”

Meanwhile, fellow former Liverpool great Dirk Kuyt says Jurgen Klopp and co have get the best out of Salah because he feels so respected at Anfield.

“Everybody can see when they are watching in the stadium or on television that he is a great player,” he said.

“But not everyone can see he is a very nice person who is very happy at Anfield at the moment.

“That’s the most important thing: that he feels respected and that he feels happy at Liverpool Football Club.

“That’s why he is achieving those kinds of things. Everyone knows he is a fantastic player.

“The fact he is here, that he is respected and that he is happy counts even more. Hopefully he will be happy for a very long time here.

“Wednesday was the first time I met him in person; I respected him already as a player but as a human even more now.”