Liverpool told 'special' Anthony Gordon transfer adds up as Mohamed Salah message sent

Former Everton winger Anthony Gordon, who left Merseyside in 2023 to join Newcastle United, could end up at Liverpool one day as the club plans for life without legendary forward Mohamed Salah. That is according to former Blues man Pat Nevin.

The 23-year-old has gone from strength to strength since arriving at St James' Park, proving his worth to the club after the huge $57m (£45m/€52m) fee the Magpies parted ways with to sign him. Gordon has recorded 12 goals and notched 10 assists in his 51 appearances for Newcastle, with the vast majority of them arriving throughout the 2023/24 campaign.

And as ever, when a player begins to shine in the top flight of English football, other clubs have begun to circle the situation. Eddie Howe's side could find themselves in a position where they need to sell this summer due to the Profitability and Sustainability Regulations (PSRs) currently in place which could open the door for a Gordon exit.

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According to the Daily Star, the Reds are one of the clubs monitoring Gordon following his strong showings in the current season. The winger is a boyhood Liverpool fan and was at the club during the early stages of his youth career before joining Everton as an 11-year-old.

As stated by the ECHO, the transfer is unlikely to occur in the near future as Newcastle look to hold on to one of their prized assets in the coming transfer window. However, with his ties to the club, his current trajectory and Salah's playing days at Anfield reaching an end, the transfer could come to fruition in the future.

Gordon currently possesses one thing that Salah doesn't, which is time. The Egyptian forward has achieved legendary status at Anfield but will be approaching his 32nd birthday this summer. And even if Salah stays this summer, plans will still need to be made regarding the successor to his throne on the wing at Liverpool. At just 23 years of age and with further development in the Premier League inevitable, Gordon could be that man.

Former Everton man Pat Nevin has outlined other traits Gordon has that have escaped Salah in the latter stages of his playing career, while also highlighting what he would bring to the side in terms of his playing style.

"I don't think Evertonians have forgiven him for what happened at the end of his career there yet!" he said speaking to Prime Slots UK. "Anthony is quite special, he breaks lines all the time and he reminds me of Jack Grealish before he went to Manchester City from Aston Villa.

"This rumor (about Liverpool) doesn't surprise me, nor do I think it should be dismissed. He has phenomenal skills, and he has the ability to beat players. Too often, wingers will bring the ball up the pitch, before turning back and laying off a simple pass and removing the danger.

"You don't pay 100 million quid for a winger to stop and turn back, you pay that money for someone that can break lines, drag people across and create. These players are a rarity in modern football and that is who the money is being spent on.

"How long has Mo Salah got left at Liverpool, and is he still as dynamic as he once was back in the day? He's still brilliant, but he won't last forever and Liverpool need to think about the future. It would not shock me at all, because I think he is that good." says: Gordon predominantly plays on the left wing, which only increases his chances of one day playing for his boyhood club. Luis Díaz is yet to sign a new deal at Liverpool and continues to be linked with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain - which could open the door for Gordon to arrive in the coming seasons.