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Mohamed Salah spotted in Mykonos just hours before meeting Arne Slot

KIRKBY, ENGLAND - JULY 10: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Mohamed Salah of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre on July 10, 2024 in Kirkby, England.
-Credit: (Image: Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)


Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah returned to the club for pre-season training at the AXA Training Center on Wednesday. This could mark the start of a pivotal year in the latter stages of the Egyptian’s illustrious career.

Salah has entered the final 12 months of his contract with the Reds. Perhaps he will extend his deal and round off his playing days with Liverpool. Alternatively, he might leave next summer on a free transfer, likely following a rousing Anfield send off in the final home game. We can’t rule out that he might be sold this summer either, assuming a suitably large offer is received (most likely from the Saudi Pro League).

It’s all speculation at this point, though Salah looked relaxed and in happy mood as he met new head coach Arne Slot for the first time earlier today. Having been very recently pictured on holiday in Mykonos, it’s no wonder the 32-year-old was looking well.

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While not obviously competing at Euro 2024 or the Copa America, Salah did not begin pre-season quite as early as some players as Egypt had World Cup qualifiers last month. Liverpool’s number 11 assisted the opening goal of a 2-1 win over Burkina Faso before netting an equalizer in the following match against Guinea-Bissau.

He has since been spotted in the Greek island of Mykonos for the third summer in a row. Salah even signed his latest Liverpool contract there two years ago, with the Reds’ then sporting director Julian Ward on hand to complete proceedings.

Salah was also filmed walking through the streets of Mykonos by a well-placed fan. It must be hard for him to ever truly switch off, such is his enormous profile.

Even so, it’s good to see the veteran recharging his batteries. Salah didn’t finish 2023/24 in particularly good form, the combination of a rare injury and the pressure of the Africa Cup of Nations appearing to take a toll. With many Premier League players spending their summers on international duty, a well-rested Salah may be able to run riot in the early weeks of the new season.

Liverpool.com says: If anyone deserves a break, it’s Salah. He carries the weight of a nation’s football hopes on his shoulders and it’s not as if he is not held to high standards by Liverpool and its fans. too We’re afraid it’s time for you to get back to business now though, Mo.