Date: 1st September 2023 at 4:43pm
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Liverpool will be hoping to record a third consecutive victory when they face Aston Villa on Sunday. 

The Reds produced a stunning comeback to beat Newcastle United 2-1 at St. James’ Park last time out, a week after cruising to a 3-1 win over Bournemouth.

The Villans will undoubtedly provide a stern test for Jurgen Klopp’s side, though, and their preparations for the game have been far from ideal.

Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad made a staggering £150 million offer for forward Mohamed Salah on Friday, however the Reds have rejected the bid.

Despite rebuffing the offer, it appears that Liverpool’s battle to keep hold of the Egypt international may be far from over.

According to Football Insider, the Saudi Arabian side are prepared to break the world transfer record to land Salah and could therefore return with an improved bid.

Liverpool have remained adamant that Salah, 31, is not for sale at any price and Klopp reiterated so during his pre-match press conference on Friday.

Salah remains the subject of interest from Saudi side Al-Ittihad

Despite the huge sums of money on offer, Liverpool would struggle to source a replacement for Salah before the British transfer window shuts at 11pm on Friday evening.

Salah moved to Merseyside from Italian side Roma back in 2017 and has since established himself as one of the world’s best players.

The Egyptian has scored 187 goals and provided 81 assists in 308 matches for the Reds across all competitions, winning seven trophies along the way.

Salah signed a new contract at Anfield as recently as last summer, committing his future to the club until 2025.

At present, Neymar’s 2017 move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain remains the most expensive transfer in football history, however the report claims that Al-Ittihad, backed by the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) are prepared to splash out a higher fee in order to lure Salah to the Middle East.

The player himself is said to be open to the prospect of joining the Pro League side, but it remains to be seen whether or not Liverpool will sell him.

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