The Liverpool’s legend insists Liverpool should be sending Mohamed Salah the same way as Philippe Coutinho as a way to fund Reds’ rebuild this summer.
As the Egyptian and his agent are delivering hints about the 28-year-old’s possible exit this summer, Liverpool have shown in the past that they can become stronger when parting with supposed key men. Fowler told The Mirror: “I’m not having a go at Salah - I love him to bits - but I truly believe that transfers now are largely about what players want, so the ball is in his court not Liverpool’s.
“If he wants to go, then he should go. If a player wants to leave, we have to accept it’s in the mix. I’m a firm believer that if they are unhappy and want to be going, then they should be going. Jurgen Klopp has said the same, too – he doesn’t want anyone at the club who doesn’t want to be there.
"It is my belief that was his attitude with Philippe Coutinho. He agitated for a move. Liverpool turned it down in the summer because it didn’t suit them financially and in terms of bringing players in, but they did the deal in January and used the money to buy Virgil van Dijk and Alisson.
“Klopp didn’t want Coutinho because he thought his attitude wasn’t right, and he didn’t want that poison in his camp in the end.
“So if Salah is truly unhappy, if he is upset he hasn’t been given a new contract or whatever, then cash in, get as much as you can for him and use the money to make tweaks with the current team.
“I’m a fan of Salah, obviously, who wouldn’t be, but Liverpool didn’t miss Coutinho that much, did they?
“It turned out that he wasn’t quite so good as people thought anyway – the system he was playing in made him look better.
“Perhaps that’s the same with Salah. You’d miss his goals, but is it possible to find someone better – not necessarily as a direct replacement, but in strengthening the team as a whole?”
Despite having a contract at Liverpool until 2023, Mohamed Salah has been widely linked with a move to Spanish giants, Barcelona and Real Madrid.