Jamie Carragher believes it would take a bid of more than £150m to replace Mohamed Salah amid interest in the Liverpool forward from Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad are understood to be pushing for a deal to sign Salah before the transfer deadline, as the nation’s clubs continue to invest in elite overseas talent.
Salah has another two years remaining on his contract at Liverpool and has been the club’s leading scorer for six consecutive campaigns.
Carragher has questioned whether the 31-year-old would want to move to Saudi Arabia at this stage and insists £100m would not be enough to replace the Egypt international.
“I don’t think Mo Salah will go. One because it’s too late in the window. I don’t necessarily think Mo Salah would want to go,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“I think Salah will be a little bit like Ronaldo. I can see Mo Salah playing until his late thirties so I think he might think ‘I’ve got another three or four years left’.
“He’s got another two years on his contract, I don’t know if he’ll stay after that with Liverpool, but I think he will want to score as many goals as he can, win the biggest honours, break records, and I think there’s time for him to go to MLS, Saudi Arabia, in the future in his late thirties. He looks after himself so well, he’s such a professional. I think there’s a lot more years in Mo Salah right now.
“If you look at the model of FSG (Fenway Sports Group) and why Liverpool have had so much success, when someone made a crazy offer for Philippe Coutinho five or six years ago, they didn’t try and replace Coutinho, they bought Virgil van Dijk and Alisson and Liverpool went on to win the lot.
“So, in some ways it is the model of the ownership in terms of you’ve bought Salah, you’ve had great years from him and he’s over 30, and if someone made a ridiculous offer they might have considered it earlier in the window.
Asked how much it would take to sell Salah, Carragher said: I think it would have to be over £150m. I’m not saying he’s worth it right now at his age, but I don’t think you’re replacing Mo Salah for £100m. I don’t think Mo Salah’s going anywhere.”