Updated: Mar 27, 2020
Ex-Liverpool ace gives verdict on Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah amid Real Madrid transfer link.
Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have both been linked with a move away from Anfield ahead of the summer transfer window, and former Liverpool midfield ace Mohamed Sissoko reckons the Egypt international leaving Anfield for the Santiago Bernabeu might be a good thing for Jurgen Klopp's Reds.
The ex-Reds star isn't sure if both players will remain with the Premier League leaders but he believes the Merseyside club have got young talented players to replace both players.
The 35-year-old also said former Southampton star Mane is the one who has the qualities Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane wants.
“I don’t know if Salah will stay at Liverpool," Sissoko told Europa Calcio. "If he left, it could also be a good thing for Liverpool – they’re a clever club and they’d know how to replace him
“There are some fantastic youngsters who have what it takes to play for the Reds and put in top performances.”
When quizzed whether Salah could join LaLiga Madrid, the former Valencia and Juventus man said: “No, I think Sadio Mane is likelier to, because he has the characteristics that Zidane wants – he really rates him. I think Sadio Mane will go to Real Madrid.”
The Frenchman also described Liverpool as "something special" to him as he hopes they secure their first league title in 30 years once the coronavirus crisis comes to an end.
“Liverpool are something special," Sissoko declared. "The fans, the club… I played with really terrific players there. Like Juventus, Liverpool also helped me to grow as a player and as a person.
“It’s a shame that they’ve been knocked out of the Champions League, but it has to be said that the main aim was to win the Premier League. The fans have been waiting to win the title for a long time.”