Khababeer – Special –
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – July 20, 2023 – Journalist and sports analyst Mohamed Al-Owaiqi said in a post on his Facebook account that Egyptian star Mohamed Salah is facing an emotional and intellectual conflict between staying at English club Liverpool or moving to Saudi club Al-Ittihad.
Al-Owaiqi added that Salah, who has passed his 30th birthday, is suffering from an internal conflict that boils with all possibilities, between responding to his eastern emotions and signing for Al-Ittihad, or succumbing to the call of Jurgen Klopp’s intellect to stay in Europe for another year.
Al-Owaiqi pointed out that Salah is no longer enthusiastic about staying with Liverpool, which has completely changed its skin, and there are no more incentives to tempt him to lead a team that has lost its appetite for titles.
Al-Owaiqi explained that Salah is smart and counts it in the mind, and that Liverpool’s star players who made their football epics over six years have been broken, and that Jurgen Klopp wants Salah to remain the guide for a new generation that is feeling its way.
Al-Owaiqi added that Salah delayed his departure from Anfield for a long time, and that Europe today after the Saudi giant is not the Europe of yesterday.
Al-Owaiqi continued that Salah, as a conservative Eastern man, is covered by the values, customs, and traditions of his Egyptian heritage, and he is convinced that European stadiums are outside his sphere of interest, and that his signing for Al-Ittihad is an urgent emotional necessity in the first place.
Al-Owaiqi stressed that Salah does not want to “westernize” his family, and does not want his children to be influenced by Western customs, and that he has never abandoned his Eastern temperament or his Eastern identity and authenticity.
Al-Owaiqi concluded his post by saying: “Mohamed Salah gave Europe everything, but it did not take away his Eastern emotion or temperament, he taught Europe the whole profession of mummification of the pharaoh, but it did not give him even a golden ball, the story of Mohamed Salah with Liverpool ended sooner or later, the story of Salah with Al-Ittihad will begin, and then every place has its article.”