Vinicius Jr.

Liverpool looking at Vinicius Jr. as Mohamed Salah’s successor

September 14, 2023 12:36 pm

Mohamed Salah often goes underappreciated for his remarkable contributions since his arrival at Anfield in 2017. Notably, he ranks as the club’s third-highest goalscorer in history, a prestigious position ahead of legends like Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, and Kenny Dalglish.

However, whispers of a potential departure have swirled around Salah recently, raising questions about who could fill his formidable boots. Al-Ittihad has shown a keen interest in securing Salah’s signature. As reported by The Guardian, Liverpool swiftly rejected a jaw-dropping £150 million offer, consisting of an initial £100 million fee and an additional £50 million in add-ons. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet. 

It appears that Al-Ittihad may persist in their pursuit in the future. At 31 years of age, Salah’s future at Liverpool is a subject of intrigue.

Should Salah indeed bid farewell to Liverpool, the club faces a daunting challenge in finding his successor. Since his arrival in 2017, Salah has been the face of the club, consistently delivering around 30 goals per season from his wide position. Finding a like-for-like replacement would prove an arduous task.

The Athletic recently explored potential options for Liverpool should the need arise to replace Salah. Among the names mentioned, one standout is Vinicius Jr. from Real Madrid.

Liverpool is undoubtedly well-acquainted with Vinicius’s quality. The Brazilian forward has caused the Reds numerous headaches in recent encounters, even netting the winner in the 2022 Champions League final.

However, contemplating the prospect of Real Madrid parting ways with Vinicius is a challenging proposition. Following the departure of Karim Benzema, Vinicius has assumed a pivotal role as the team’s linchpin and most reliable source of goals.

While football’s unpredictability is renowned, the likelihood of Vinicius donning a Liverpool shirt anytime soon remains a distant prospect. The Brazilian’s importance to Real Madrid makes such a move appear improbable, at least for now. Get the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports