UCL giants leading race for Liverpool £34m world-class signing

MOHAMED SALAH could be heading to Spain in the January transfer window, the bookies believe.

Salah has been one of the Premier League’s best players so far this season following his £34m arrival at Liverpool over the summer.

Th 25-year-old has netted 12 times already for the Reds this term and his fine form has not gone unnoticed.

Bookmakers BetStars have installed La Liga giants Real Madrid as the favourites to sign Salah this winter has they look to hit back from their poor run of results.

It is believed that Barcelona could also be in the mix to end Salah’s Anfield career abruptly.

BetStars director Ian Marmion said: “It appears that Jurgen Klopp will have a fight on his hands to keep hold of his star man in January as the Egyptian’s goal-scoring prowess has sparked the interest of some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

“According to Egypt manager Hector Cuper, Spanish giants Real Madrid are already lining up a move for the Liverpool talisman.

“The Galaticos are the 9/4 favourites to add the Egypt international to their out-of-form squad, while their La Liga rivals Barcelona are priced at 5/1 to launch another bid for one of Liverpool’s star players.

“Meanwhile, Chelsea are the outsiders at 14/1 to re-sign their former player.”

Salah helped Liverpool to a handsome 5-1 win away to Brighton on Saturday as they moved up to fourth in the Premier League table.

Klopp will need his star man firing again on Wednesday night as they face a crucial Champions League clash.

The Reds must avoid defeat when they host Spartak Moscow to ensure they advance from Group E and into the knockout stages.