Jurgen Klopp’s strikeforce is set for an early boost given reports coming from Qatar today.
The Liverpool manager has set out in June to give his side the impetus it needs up forward in order to mount a sustainable challenge for the Premier League next season.
The last summer trasfer period saw Klopp plump for a speedy, dangerous winger with Premier League experience, as he signed Saido Mane from Southampton for a cool £34m. According to Mohamed Alkawaleny of beIN Sports in Qatar, Liverpool have repeated the move, this time opting for Roma star Mohamed Salah.
— Mohamed Alkawaleny (@Malkawaleny) June 4, 2017
The tweet translates as: “Officially, son of my country Mohamed Salah has joined Liverpool for 40 million euros — Congratulations!”
The 24-year-old spent two years at Stamford Bridge with League champions Chelsea, making 13 league appearances and scoring two goals. Though that spell proved unsuccessful, Salah moved to Serie A and promptly fulfilled his potential, scoring 35 goals in 81 Serie A caps for both Fiorentina and current club Roma.
His arrival at Chelsea in 2014 certainly excited then-manager Jose Mourinho:
“I helped young players, talented players, to be better. People like Ozil, like Willian… talented players like Oscar, Robben, players I’ve had with similar qualities and talents.”
If the above tweet rings true, an official announcement from Liverpool is imminent, which would herald the Reds’ first signing of the summer.