Mohamed Salah will remain at Liverpool for the foreseeable future, following the end of the Saudi Pro League transfer deadline on Thursday.
Liverpool turned down a bid from Al Ittihad for up to £150 million ($190 million) for the Egypt international.
Higher offers from the Saudi club were likely on the deadline day for transfers. However, it became a failure act.
Liverpool had been insistent during the transfer season that Salah will not be allowed to leave Anfield after previous stars Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mané, Fabinho, and Roberto Firmino sealed transfers to Saudi clubs this summer.
Following Salah’s goal in Sunday’s 3-0 win against Aston Villa, manager Jurgen Klopp restated the club’s stance, saying the 31-year-old was totally committed to the Premier League club.
“He didn’t tell me [if he wants to stay], but he didn’t have to,” Klopp said after the game to reporters. “He speaks through his training, performances, and behavior.” We talked more about what we will do moving forward this week than what we have done in the past.
“Mo was with the players’ [leadership] committee and had his moments where he was talking, but nothing like ‘by the way, this is only until next week’ or whatever.”
Mohamed Salah is stay at the Enfield
Salah’s future could become a topic of discussion once more when the transfer market reopens in January.
Following the international break, he is likely to return to action for Liverpool against Wolves.
Despite speculation that Salah might be the newest celebrity signing, the Saudi transfer window closed quietly. Demarai Gray signed Al Ettifaq from Everton, and Luiz Felipe joined Al Ittihad from Real Betis.
There was also talk that Manchester United winger Jadon Sancho may join the departure, but nothing came of it.
Even without a deadline-day deal for Salah, Saudi clubs’ transfer activity has been outstanding, with a total outlay of $1 billion during the summer window.