Monday Oct 29, 2018. 12:00
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson believes that Mohamed Salah could well be on his way to Real Madrid in the foreseeable future.
Salah, 26, scored one and assisted another two goals in the Reds 4-1 win over Cardiff City at Anfield this past weekend to cap off a remarkable few days for the wing-wizard who became the fastest Reds player to 50 goals.
The former Chelsea man scored 44 goals in his debut season at the club, duly sparking interest from Madrid who this past weekend lost 5-1 to fierce rivals Barcelona.
Merson thinks that it is only a matter of time before Los Blancos come calling for Salah.
"Mo Salah's goals record for Liverpool is phenomenal but it's only a matter of time until Real Madrid come calling," Merson told the Daily Star.
"That's some record, to be the fastest man to score 50 for Liverpool, especially when people are saying you are having a bad season!
"But if he keeps on scoring Madrid will come calling.
"How can they not? They need to do something big and they will want him in January. They are struggling like mad.
Merson continued: "If Salah wanted to go, Liverpool would be powerless to stop him.
"I can't remember the last player to say 'no' to Real Madrid or Barcelona. It's another level.
"Salah doesn't look happy at Liverpool at the moment and we've seen this before."