Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler is desperate for Mohamed Salah not to join him in Saudi Arabia.
The Premier League great is currently in the Gulf state, coaching second tier side Al Qadsiah, and has seen a huge influx of newcomers.
The Saudi Pro League – their top tier – have spent over £500m this summer, with Brazilian superstar Neymar the latest arrival at Al Hilal.
A summer of huge investment shows no signs of letting up which could worry Liverpool fans amid reports of interest in Salah.
The Egyptian would be a bigger signing than anyone before him, at the peak of his powers at 31 and racking up plenty of records in the Anfield history books.
But for Liverpool legend Fowler, he is keen for Salah to stay away from Saudi Arabia for the time being.
Asked if he might be able to tempt him on a transfer, he told talkSPORT Saudi Arabia correspondent Ben Jacobs: “I’m going to tell him to stay. I want him to stay at Liverpool.
“But good players will always be linked here because this country and this Pro League want good players and that’s simplicity.
And on summer signings such as Jordan Henderson, who gave up the Liverpool captain’s armband to join Al Ettifaq, Fowler said: “I think that’s a huge statement, we’ve already talked about what this country wants to be. .
“When you sign players who play for England and captain Liverpool, it’s huge, it really is, and it just shows you the power of what can happen if you really want it.”
The other side of the coin for Liverpool is not so good news, with Fabinho also leaving Merseyside for Saudi Arabia, leaving the Reds running on fumes in defensive midfield.
Failed moves from Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia have left Jurgen Klopp scrambling for alternatives, but Fowler is sure he has something in mind.
He explained: “You would be incredibly surprised and amazed if Liverpool didn’t have irons in them for bringing in players.
“For Liverpool to start challenging and getting back to where they were a few years ago in terms of challenging for the Premier League, I think it’s pretty obvious that they will have to bring in players.
“I think Jurgen Klopp is an amazing manager, he really is, and I think one of the reasons he signed his new contract is because he thought he would have more say in the game. arrival of new players.
“He probably hasn’t looked at that yet, but I would be surprised if Jurgen doesn’t sit down with the board and the players in place and bring in the players he feels the club needs.”
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