‘I’d have had a hatred for Real Madrid’: Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge cannot see why Mohamed Salah would want to move to the Bernabeu after Sergio Ramos ended his 2018 Champions League final
- Ex-Liverpool striker John Aldridge has weighed in on Mohamed Salah’s future
- Egyptian star refused to rule move out to LaLiga giants Real Madrid or Barcelona
- Aldridge thinks Salah would be put off a move to Real after 2018 final heartbreak
- Defender Sergio Ramos ended Salah’s participation in showdown in the first half
Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has weighed in on Mohamed Salah’s future at Anfield, stating he’d have ‘hatred’ for Real Madrid after how he was treated in the 2018 Champions League final.
The Egyptian forward refused to rule a move out to LaLiga giants Real or Barcelona last week, increasing speculation over whether Liverpool will lose one of their star men.
But Aldridge, who made 83 league appearances for the Merseyside giants, believes that the way Sergio Ramos treated Salah would put him off a switch to the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos ended Mohamed Salah’s 2018 Champions League final
John Aldridge stated he’d have ‘hatred’ for Real Madrid after how Salah was treated in final
The Real skipper ended Salah’s Champions League final in 2018 in the first half when he grabbed him by the arm and pulled him to the ground, causing Salah to leave the field in tears with a shoulder injury that required surgery.
‘Personally, I think after the experience of the Champions League final and the way Ramos treated him, I’d have had a hatred for Real Madrid if it was me, after that incident,’ Aldridge told the Liverpool Echo.
‘It wouldn’t appeal to me but I wouldn’t want to leave Liverpool anyway.’
Ramos pulled Salah to the ground, causing him to leave the field in tears with a shoulder injury
Salah’s former Egypt team-mate Mohamed Aboutrika added further fuel to the fire by claiming that Salah is unhappy at Liverpool and the club are considering selling him.
But Aldridge believes rumours to Real are understandable for a player of Salah’s quality and ultimately the 28-year-old will leave Liverpool if he has the desire to.
‘We’re talking about one of the very best forwards in the world. [Sadio] Mane, Salah – they’re always going to be linked with Real Madrid,’ he added.
‘It’s up to Jurgen Klopp and what he wants. You have to trust the manager to deal with such situations when they arise in the right way. Players are so strong now, if they want to go then they’ll go. End of story.’
Salah was left on the bench by Klopp for the trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday but the Liverpool star wasted no time in making an impact by scoring two goals off the bench in a 7-0 rout.
Salah scored two goals after coming off bench in Liverpool’s 7-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace
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