Jamie Carragher changed his mind “off camera” regarding the Mohamed Salah situation amid a Saudi £150m bid

According to Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher “changed his mind” off camera when deliberating on whether Liverpool should sell Mohamed Salah.

On transfer deadline day, it was revealed that Liverpool had turned down a £150 million offer for Salah from Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad.

The bid for the 31-year-old forward exceeded £100 million, with additional incentives raising the total to £150 million.

Liverpool has maintained that Salah is not available for transfer.

Salah, who originally joined the Reds from Roma in 2017, signed a new three-year contract just last summer.

In discussions on the matter, Manchester United icon Neville asserted that Carragher had a change of opinion regarding whether Liverpool should have accepted the £150 million offer.

Speaking onSky SportsNeville said: “This man has just changed his mind off camera” when Carragher called for Al-Ittihad to up their bid to £200million.

But Carragher explained: “I want more money. I actually think, when you look at what [Harry] Kane went for, Mo Salah has got two years to go [on his contract]. For Liverpool to sell right now, they will want more than what he’s worth.

“He’s probably around the £100million mark but why have they left it this late?”

On whether Salah wants the move to the Saudi Pro League, Carragher added: “Every player who’s involved can kill it straight away. I actually think his agent came out a few weeks ago but it’s up to Liverpool and Salah.

“For any player, if that number just keeps going up and up and up, you can’t turn that down and that’s £200million.

“I don’t think it will [happen] because it’s come so late. If it had come six weeks ago it was a toss of a coin. If that number gets too big you may have to get to January.”

Liverpool would have little time to react to Salah’s departure, with the transfer window closing at 11pm BST on Friday for incoming deals involving Premier League teams.

Al-Ittihad, however, will still be able to sign players, with the Saudi Pro League’s transfer window set to close on 7 September.

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