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How we almost lost Salah to Arsenal, Liverpool chiefs

Timothy Aiyeku

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Liverpool chiefs have confessed that they would have lost star player Mohamed Salah to Arsenal last year.

It was revealed that Arsenal were also in line to take the Egyptian after he was rejected by Chelsea and the Liverpool side almost gave up on him to the Gunners.

The Egyptian joined the Anfield side with a fee of £37.8 million from the Italian side, Roma and it has been a deal they have always appreciated at due to the player’s performance.

Last season, the former Roma player scored a total of 44 goals in 52 games and was instrumental in seeing his side reach the Champions League finals.

Pundits argue he would have helped his side lift the trophy if he had not picked up the injury from Sergio Ramos’ tackle on that night.

However, reports revealed that Arsenal had a clear chance to recruit the superb forward before the Reds got their hold on him.

According to Times, the player had been rejected by Chelsea with Tottenham technically taken out of the race due to his price tag while the two Manchester- based sides were not interested in the striker.

It was all left for the Gunners with the insinuations that he would fit into their pattern but they had rejected him because they felt he was “wasteful”

It was an easy ride for the Reds and definitely not one to regret despite he is having a not-too-good time this season.

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Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.