Mohamed Salah’s impressive form showed no signs of slowing down as he smashed four goals for Liverpool in their 5-0 rout of Watford on Saturday.
That’s the good news out of the way for those of a Liverpool persuasion. The bad news? Real Madrid will come calling this summer.
Reds’ fans will no doubt point to Salah’s comments to ESPN Brazil that he wants to win the Premier League with Liverpool, but they were made without Madrid in the equation just yet.
“I like the Premier League I lot,” he said.
“I feel it has my style of football. I like to play (in) the Premier League.
“I said since day one here that I’m happy here at Liverpool and I want to show my football here.
“If you look at me now and five years ago, everything has changed – mentally, physically, everything.
“It’s a dream to win the Premier League here after a long time.
“A club that hasn’t won it for a long time, it’s my dream – honestly. I want to win it with this club.”
Admirable stuff. And there’s no doubt that Salah means every single word.
However, Madrid will undergo a major overhaul this summer and Salah is sure to be on their wanted list.
“Hello Mr Salah’s agent, we’d like to double your client’s wages and offer him the chance to join the world’s most iconic club. Is he interested?”
Suddenly Salah will have a decision to make – one that wasn’t in play when he was declaring his undying love for Liverpool and the Premier League.
Could anyone realistically argue that Salah wouldn’t be tempted if Madrid made the call?
Judging by the reaction of these fans it would seem not.
I think Salah is Real Madrid bound in the summer for a deal somewhere in the region of £120-£150m. Have to be realistic if we don't make UCL final or win it then he will get his head turned. https://t.co/7N6Qw6pGIK
— KB (@KieBra84) March 17, 2018
Once Perez starts the salah propaganda, is all over for Liverpool. I give him a season or two max before he comes to Real Madrid
— 7?? (@ltsRonaldoFC) March 17, 2018
Mo Salah: How long before Real Madrid and Barcelona come calling?
— Terryfic Otobong (@dterryfic1) March 17, 2018
Even as a Liverpool fan, I cannot see Mo Salah staying if Real Madrid & Barcelona come knocking in the summer.
— REBEKKA ??♀️ (@rebekkarnold) March 17, 2018
— Oliver Jack (@oli1986) March 17, 2018
Soz, but there's no way we're keeping Salah next season. £200m Real Madrid bid incoming!!? #ThatGoodAndBetter
— Captain Anhedonia (@keswickbro) March 17, 2018
Would anyone really be surprised if a team like Real Madrid came in with a ridiculous bid for Salah in the summer ? 28 goals in the prem alone & there is still 7 or so weeks of the season left to play.
— Jake Driver (@Jakedee95) March 17, 2018
Salah as had an unbelievable season…. one to remember for Liverpool fans before he leaves for Real Madrid
— Koosh (@PigeonLayer) March 17, 2018