Jose Mourinho, technical director of Tottenham Hotspur, has deprived Liverpool Club of contracting The Egyptian Mohamed Salah In 2014 when he was English coach for Chelsea. The Chelsea Club announced in 2014 the inclusion of the Egyptian Mohamed Salah from the Swiss Basel ranks for five and a half years after his brilliance with the Swiss club during local and European competitions.
The English newspaper “Express” said that Liverpool almost signed with Mohamed Salah for 8 million pounds before a phone call Jose Mourinho, the former technical director of Chelsea FC, more than six years ago after he won the award for the best player in the Swiss league.
The English newspaper indicated that Brendan Rodgers, technical director of the former Liverpool club, agreed with Mohamed Salah to move to the Reds, and he did not know that his former mentor Mourinho would hijack the deal and attract Salah to Chelsea..
The newspaper added, in statements attributed to Mohamed Salah, “Liverpool wanted me, they started the talks in October 2013, and the negotiations took a long time because the Swiss Basel rejected more than one offer, and they felt that the selling value was not high, I was waiting for Liverpool because I really love the Reds, I was keen to Join them but then I got a phone call from Mourinho changed everything“.
The newspaper added that Mohamed Salah revealed the text of the call he received from Mourinho, “I received a call from Portuguese Jose Mourinho at this time, and it was surprising frankly. Mohamed said you are a good player and I want you with me next season. This was the main reason for my move to Chelsea.”“.
It is worth noting that Liverpool announced his official contract in 2017 with Egyptian international star Mohamed Salah, the Italian team, Roma, with a long-term contract, at a value of 42 million euros, to become Salah, the second most expensive player in the history of Liverpool, after Andy Carroll..
Mohamed Salah managed to shine with Liverpool during the three seasons in which he participated with the Reds, and he was crowned with the team with 3 titles, the most important of which was the Champions League last season.
The Reds star played 113 games in the Premier League with Liverpool and Chelsea, won 83 games, scored 72 goals and made 25 assists.
Liverpool tops the Premier League table, with 82 points, 25 points ahead of its closest rivals, Manchester City, runners-up with 57 points, after 29 rounds, and before the current stoppage due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.