Sunday May 31, 2020. 09:06
Liverpool legend John Barnes has warned that Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane could be lured away from the club by big-money offers.
Talking to WION, Barnes stated that in his opinion every club is a selling club in modern football.
The Reds have reiterated that they have no intentions of selling either Salah or Mane at the end of the season, with both players contracted to the club until 2023.
That said, having watched Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho leave Anfield in big-money moves over the past few years, Liverpool fans will be conscious of the fact that either of their African stars could be tempted away from the club at the right price.
Barnes said:“Every club is a selling club in modern football. A club like Barcelona was forced to sell Neymar.
“What attracts footballers today is the salaries that they are going to get. Whoever the player may be, whether it be Sadio Mane or Mo Salah, if anyone is offered a million pounds per week by any club, then they will join that team regardless of their quality or standing, that is the reality of modern football.
“We have had so many fantastic players leave the Liverpool – Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho. It is great that Liverpool have a bit of muscle now because of the on-field success, but ultimately players come and players go.”