By Will Butcher
Don Hutchison has labelled Roma attacker Mohamed Salah as “brilliant” after Liverpool reportedly had a bid rejected for the attacker.
Sky Sports Italy correspondent Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed on his personal website that the 24-year-old was the subject of a bid between £27.8million and £29.5million from the Reds.
However, a move for the 52-time Egypt international has been rejected by the Serie A giants, who are keen to keep the ex-Chelsea ace after qualifying for the Champions League.
Now, ex-Liverpool ace Hutchison claimed Salah has excelled for Roma on his personal Twitter account, as he replied to a Reds fan stating after commentating on Roma for BT Sport this term.
Thoughts on Salah don? @donhutch4
— RF9 (@JamaI_11) June 2, 2017
I’ve co com’d a lot on Roma this season. Salah has been brilliant for them! https://t.co/M1bf7rpaE7
— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) June 2, 2017
Salah has been in magnificent form when it comes to the stats, having a hand in 34 goals during his 41 league and cup outings this season.
Roma’s number 11 has scored 19 goals from a variety of positions in the final third, as well as adding 15 assists as his side beat Napoli to second place behind Juventus.
Salah, who has also had spells with Fiorentina and Basel, has two years remaining on his current contract but it remains to be seen if Liverpool will submit a second bid.
Football Insider verdict:
Bringing Salah back to the Premier League, after being given an unfair attempt to impress at Stamford Bridge, could prove to be a vital signing in Jurgen Klopp’s desire to provide a title challenge next season. The Reds fell off the boil after Senegal attacker Sadio Mane left to represent his country at the African Cup of Nations at the start of 2017, and it saw Liverpool fall from rivalling Tottenham and Chelsea to just about holding on to fourth place. Klopp will be looking to for top-quality cover if one of his star attackers is forced to watch from the sidelines as Mane did, with Salah identified as that man.
In other Liverpool transfer news, the Reds have made contact with Premier League outfit Stoke over this attacker.