EPL: 'Exceptional' Mohmaed Salah told to stay at Liverpool and beware of Neymar's predicament




Mohamed Salah has been urged to stay at Liverpool - by one of Egypt's most respected coaches. Hassan Shehata is the African nation's longest-serving manager, having spent six years at the helm between 2005 and 2011. Salah is an icon in his homeland after a remarkable campaign for both club and country, scoring 38 goals in his debut season at Anfield, as well as guiding Egypt to their first World Cup finals since 1990. And Shehata, who won three successive African Cup of Nations titles with the Egyptians, has implored Salah to stay on Merseyside. Liverpool are adamant they will not consider selling their star man this summer, but speculation over interest from Real Madrid continues. Speaking on Egyptian television, Shehata said: “It is honour to us when we talk about Mohamed Salah. "He did great job this year with Liverpool. He can either leave for Barcelona or Real Madrid, or he can stay with Liverpool. "It is up to him, but I think he should play for the team who will always let him play. "Salah is the biggest star with Liverpool, but with Real Madrid he will under the shadow of Cristiano Ronaldo - and that's what made Neymar leave Barcelona, because he wanted to be out of Lionel Messi's shadow." "Salah should think very well before he leaves Liverpool and get advice from trustworthy professional people, then he will take the best decision for himself.” The 70-year-old coach, now retired, also believes Salah is an 'exceptional case', and that his star will continue in the ascendancy. He added: "Salah will never be down. He is religious person, he always honours his parents, family and country, he doesnt drink alcohol and never has any relationships out of marriage.
"So when the player has that way of life, you make sure he will have a great career. "Mohamed Salah is an exceptional case. I won’t say we will never have another player like him, but it is not easy to see that kind of professional player." Salah is currently winning his fitness battle ahead of Tuesday's Champions League return against Manchester City, six days after hobbling off with an injury in the 3-0 win at Anfield.

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