Mohamed Salah was locked at Liverpool – Michail Antonio

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West Ham Striker Michail Antonio claims Liverpool locked up Mohamed Salah this summer as the Egyptian was eager join the Saudi League.

Reds were adamant keep Salah despite Al-Ittihad offering £150 million for the forward in the summer transfer window. Liverpool rejected the bid as they are not willing sell him at any cost.

However, rumours also suggested that Saudi clubs made an offer of £200 million on the deadline day. Liverpool had no intention to sell Salah.

Some of the fans also disapproved the idea of turning down a huge bid for a 31-year-old. But Saudi clubs will comeback for Salah in the next transfer windows.

Meanwhile speaking on the BBC Podcast, Antonio stated that Mohamed Salah was eager to move to Saudi Arabia but Reds were not willing to let him leave. He said :-

“He didn’t turn that down, no way. Salah was locked up and the Reds had put that red arrow across: ‘You are not going anywhere’. He did not stop that at all. To be fair to him, he didn’t kick up a fuss and let them do what they were doing. But I know for a fact that he was ready to go.”

“What else can he do at Liverpool? He’s done it. It’s [Saudi] a great opportunity for him, he is a Muslim man and it had everything screaming out for him. There was also no actual negative for the man to not go. I understand he has a contract, which he has fulfilled.

“So he also wins another [Premier League title], do you know what that just means? He has won another. It doesn’t add much to anything else. He has done everything he could possibly do at Liverpool. I am saying to you right now, a Muslim man going to a Muslim country, £215m to Liverpool for a 31-year-old – I just find it completely crazy they’ve not accepted that.

“My question to you is this: what do you think Liverpool are playing for this year? Even if you couldn’t replace the man, let’s call this season a write-off.”

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