Big money in the Saudi Pro League could put Liverpool in a difficult situation in the summer of 2023.

Big money in the Saudi Pro League could put Liverpool in a difficult situation in the summer of 2023. The reason is that The Reds could potentially lose two more players due to recruitment by clubs from Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia has become a significant factor in the early 2023/2024 transfer market. After several clubs received financial injections from the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF), they have the freedom to sign top European players.

Al Hilal brought Neymar for €90 million. They also paid a significant amount to acquire Ruben Neves, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, and Kalidou Koulibaly. Al Ittihad also did the same with N’Golo Kante and Karim Benzema.

Al Nassr paid €90 million to buy Aymeric Laporte and Otavio. Previously, they also acquired Mateo Brozovic and Sadio Mane. Check out the complete review below, Bolaneters.

In Saudi Arabia, there is no Financial Fair Play that regulates club finances. Therefore, the clubs are still free to sign players. Now, Liverpool could become a victim of the Arab Saudi clubs’ ‘crazy shopping’ spree.

Currently, there are two Liverpool players who are targeted by Saudi Arabian clubs.

Firstly, Joe Gomez. His name is on Al Ittihad’s shopping list. He may not be Jurgen Klopp’s first choice, but when the duo of Ibrahima Konate and Virgil van Dijk are unavailable, Gomez is a competitive backup.

Next, and most concerning, Al Ittihad is also targeting Mohamed Salah. €150 million is prepared as the transfer fee. Al Ittihad is also offering Salah a high salary, equivalent to that of Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Rumors of Joe Gomez and Mohamed Salah being the ‘second wave’ of Saudi Arabian big money coming to Anfield are circulating. Previously, two players had already left Liverpool and accepted offers from the new wealthy Saudi clubs.

Jordan Henderson moved to Al Ettifaq for a transfer fee of €14 million. The former captain follows in the footsteps of Steven Gerrard, who was appointed as a coach. Then, there’s Fabinho, who was bought by Al Ittihad for €46 million.

Don’t forget, Roberto Firmino now plays for Al Ahli after leaving Liverpool.

Surprising news comes from Liverpool’s star striker, Mohamed Salah.

The Egyptian national team striker will leave Liverpool to join Al Ittihad this week.

This claim was made by Richard Keys.

He stated that the information he received from Saudi Arabia was different from that in England.

While the media in England uniformly reported that Mo Salah would stay, the Saudi Arabian media were optimistic that the striker would move to Al Ittihad in the summer of 2023.

“Now, Mo Salah. He will definitely leave Liverpool,” Keys said, as quoted by BolaSport.com from Sportskeeda.

“I think we all agree on that.”

“What we don’t know is when the time will come, but don’t be surprised if it’s this week.”

“Maybe everyone is waiting until the international break, but currently, the deal to take him to the Saudi Arabian League is in progress.”

“You have to understand that what we hear in this country is very different from what is being said in England.”

“We are much closer to the sources. We discussed what happened on beINSPORTS Sunday when the phone started ringing.”

“Messages were received from people in the midst of the deal, informing us that they have scheduled medical exams for this week,” he added.

Previously, Al Ittihad was reported to have made a fantastic offer to Mo Salah.

According to a report from Relevo quoted by BolaSport.com, Mo Salah was offered a salary higher than Cristiano Ronaldo’s by the Jeddah-based club.

CR7 himself receives a salary of £177 million (around Rp3.3 trillion) per season from Al Nassr.

This means that Mo Salah will become the highest-paid player in the world.

Al Ittihad will also submit an offer to Liverpool to release the player who is still under contract until 2025.

The amount of Al Ittihad’s proposal is believed to reach £105 million (around Rp2 trillion).

If everything goes smoothly, Al Ittihad will have the most lethal striking duo in the Saudi Arabian League.

They will have the partnership of Mo Salah with Karim Benzema in the front line.

Meanwhile, Benzema was brought in on a free transfer from Real Madrid this summer.

Mohamed Salah has informed the English Premier League club that he wants to move to Saudi Arabia this summer after receiving a MASSIVE offer.

WHAT HAPPENED? Sport Italia’s Rudy Galetti reported that Salah has informed Liverpool of his desire to move to Al Ittihad this summer. The Saudi Arabian club has made an offer of over £80 million ($100 million) for Salah, along with a salary of around £65 million, but The Reds have not yet accepted the offer and are determined to retain the services of their star.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: While Salah has reportedly indicated his desire for a new experience, Al-Ittihad has set a close deadline for a deal; they want an answer from The Reds by Monday. Liverpool has reportedly affirmed that they do not wish to sell the striker, but it remains to be seen if their stance can be changed.

Liverpool seemed to struggle and were on the verge of losing, but Darwin Nunez became the undeniable hero at St. James’ Park.

Darwin Nunez came on as a substitute and became the hero in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Newcastle United at St. James’ Park.

The Reds seemed to struggle and were poised for defeat when Trent Alexander-Arnold made a blunder that led to a goal for the home team. The disaster continued with Virgil van Dijk receiving a red card for a foul.

Alisson acted as an impenetrable wall, dealing with the relentless attacks from Liverpool that easily penetrated their defense. In the end, Newcastle found themselves biting their nails as they succumbed to a comeback from the ten-man Reds.

Jurgen Klopp’s well-thought-out plan led to a dramatic victory for Liverpool, marked by two goals from Nunez due to Sven Botman’s misjudgment and his sharpness, which thankfully emerged in this match.

Alisson Becker (8/10):

Alisson seemed stressed by Liverpool’s defense. Repeatedly up and down, he made phenomenal saves, including parrying Miguel Almiron’s shot that hit the crossbar.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (2/10):

Lucky not to be sent off due to his foul. What’s worse, TAA’s blunder was capitalized by Anthony Gordon for a goal. Playing in a hybrid midfielder role turned out to be disastrous in this match.

Joel Matip (7/10):

Given the starting position due to Ibrahima Konate’s injury, his performance was among the best among the four starting Liverpool defenders in this match.

Virgil van Dijk (2/10):

A risky tackle on Alexander Isak led to his surprising red card. His actions weren’t great before the red card was shown.

Andy Robertson (6/10):

Consistent in his high work rate and delivering accurate crosses from the left flank. However, Robertson’s performance in this match wasn’t his best.

Dominik Szoboszlai (6/10):

Started very well, appeared more than capable of creating opportunities with his passes and forward runs, but his threat was diminished after the red card. However, he never stopped fighting and deserved to be in the winning team.

Wataru Endo (6/10):

Controlled the ball well and covered a lot of ground in a desperate attempt to contain Newcastle before being substituted due to fatigue just before the hour mark.

Alexis Mac Allister (6/10):

Positioned himself well, made numerous interceptions and challenges before running out of steam in the closing stages.

Mohamed Salah (6/10):

Had very few prolonged spells of ball possession, but he tirelessly worked toward that goal and his efforts paid off when Nunez finished his through ball confidently.

Cody Gakpo (5/10):

Had a half-chance just before halftime but seemed incapable of scoring throughout the game, so it wasn’t surprising to see him substituted.

Luis Diaz (5/10):

The unlucky forward was substituted right after Van Dijk received a red card. It’s also unfortunate as Diaz came close to scoring for Liverpool, dribbling rapidly into the penalty area.

Joe Gomez (7/10):

Came on to replace Van Dijk and gave the impression that he could be a worthy substitute for the Dutch player who is currently serving a suspension.

Harvey Elliott (6/10):

Came on for Endo shortly after halftime and injected much-needed energy into the sluggish midfield.

Diogo Jota (6/10):

Surprisingly left on the bench after scoring against Bournemouth last week, but was brought in during the 58th minute and added a different dimension to the attacking line.

Darwin Nunez (9/10):

Took over the frontline for the final 13 minutes of the game but secured an extraordinary victory for Liverpool with two fantastic finishes that will boost his confidence after starting the first three matches of the season on the bench.

Jarell Quansah (N/A):

Had limited minutes and wasn’t very noticeable.

Jurgen Klopp (8/10):

Klopp’s bold and offensive substitutions yielded spectacular results, and you could see how much this victory meant to him at full time. Sensational.

Alisson Becker actually took a humble stance when receiving praise for his excellent performance in the Newcastle vs. Liverpool match.

Liverpool faced a tough test when they played against Newcastle in the third week of the 2023/2024 Premier League season on Sunday (August 27, 2023) evening WIB. The reason being that The Magpies have transformed into one of the top teams in the Premier League.

Furthermore, Liverpool had to play at their home stadium, St James’ Park. Newcastle took the lead 1-0 thanks to a goal by Anthony Gordon, along with a red card for Virgil van Dijk.

However, Liverpool refused to be defeated easily. They fought hard and eventually won with a score of 2-1, thanks to a brace from Darwin Nunez.

While Darwin Nunez was the star of the Liverpool vs. Newcastle match, it’s important to acknowledge that without Alisson Becker, The Reds might not have survived and secured the three points.

Much praise has been directed towards the Brazilian goalkeeper. However, Alisson chose to remain humble.

“I have been involved in football for a long time and I know that sometimes you can make really good saves and everything goes well for the team. Then sometimes you can make amazing saves and everything goes badly,” he said on Liverpool’s official website.

“So, anything can happen in football. I’m just trying to focus on the next ball to keep helping the team,” Alisson said.

Alisson Becker added that the match against Newcastle was genuinely difficult. Therefore, it’s not surprising that after the match, the Liverpool players celebrated as if they had won a championship.

Alisson then said that Liverpool’s performance after playing with 10 players was excellent. He stated that The Reds hadn’t played at that level for about a year.

“Today wasn’t easy, not just for me, but also for the team because of the circumstances; conceding an early goal, having a player sent off,” he said.

“For a very long time, it’s really tough to play like that, but for the team, it was an amazing performance with 10 men. I think it’s one of the best performances we’ve had in the past few months, maybe last year, I don’t know, but it’s really good,” he praised.

“I think we have to take this passion, this spirit, this unity that we created here and take it forward to the next game,” Alisson exclaimed.