Mohamed Salah to Real Madrid: Liverpool star speaks out on transfer rumours

Mohamed Salah to Real Madrid: Liverpool star speaks out on transfer rumours

Once a player declared a failure at former club Chelsea, Liverpool's star Mohamed Salah has now been linked with a transfer to Real Madrid.

The mutual respect on show from the pair shows how they both hold each other in high regard, with Coutinho stating his appreciation for the Eygpt international during the process of his move to Barcelona.

Translated, Gianluca Di Marzio, a name that's always doing the rounds on Twitter when the transfer window is open, reckons Barca's big money capture of Coutinho could prompt Real Madrid to respond. with a move for Salah.

When Real won the trophies last campaign, manager, Zinedine Zidane was heralded as a managerial messiah, with his man management, tactical prowess, calmness and rotation policy.

Salah scoring against Everton (top), to celebrating a goal for Liverpool (bottom).

The speculation has reached the point where Salah himself has felt the need to intervene - and Liverpool fans can rest easy, as the 25-year-old has moved to shut down the talk that he might depart the club after only a few months. "[But] it was the first derby for me, so I'm very happy to score in my first derby", he concluded. A number of clubs in Europe are threatening the hold of Madrid as highlighted in the Champions League earlier this season when Tottenham beat them.

With the Coutinho madness now over, I think it's time to get back to the actual football with Manchester City visiting Anfield on the weekend.

The way things were barely five months ago, it is shocking to see how the tables have quickly turned.