NEW AGE SAME HARD WORK: Arne Slot and Liverpool will love how Mohamed Salah marked his 32nd birthday

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah works out in the gym while enjoying his 32nd birthday

Following the start of Euro 2024 on Friday, Liverpool currently has 14 players away on international duty; next week, they will participate in the Copa America.

As a result, they will not be present when Arne Slot’s inaugural preseason as the Reds’ new head coach begins in early July.

The remainder of his acquired team, on the other hand, is now enjoying their summer vacation; they won’t be returning to the AXA Training Center until the following month. That also applies to the remaining Liverpool internationals who have been representing their nations since the conclusion of the club season, but they have no summer competition to look forward to.Among these players is Mohamed Salah. In their most recent 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign, the attacker led Egypt and recorded an assist in their 2-1 victory over Burkina Faso as well as a remarkable equalizer in their 1-1 draw with Guinea-Bissau.

These outcomes kept the Pharaohs undefeated in their quest for qualification, placing them atop their group following four games. But Salah’s 2023–24 campaign is now officially gone as of last Monday, when that second qualifying took place.


In actuality, the Liverpool player’s campaign was uneventful. He made 54 appearances for club and country in all competitions, scoring an astounding 32 goals and dishing out 18 assists.

But in the end, a hamstring ιnjury sustained at the Africa Cup of Nations destroyed his season. After missing 12 games for the Reds, including the League Cup final victory over Chelsea, he struggled for form after returning to fitness, and Egypt would lose in the round of 16. In the process, Jurgen Klopp’s team will soon witness their own dreams of winning more hardware vanish.

Salah’s five goals from open play for Liverpool came after his New Year’s Day brace against Newcastle United. Being close to thirty years old, having no contract until the summer, and continuing to draw significant interest from Saudi Arabia, his recent performance has naturally raised more concerns about his long-term future with the team.

Though they don’t want to let Salah leave during this transfer window, the Reds are eager to start talking to him about prolonging his stay at Anfield. The Egyptian, however, has already hinted on social media that he plans to stick with Liverpool for the upcoming campaign.

Therefore, as things stand, when his current contract expires in 2025, he will either sign an extension or depart on a free transfer.

Salah has, to be honest, been in similar circumstances before. In the latter half of the 2021–2022 season, following the Africa Cup of Nations, he struggled with form as he approached the last 12 months of his contract. But despite the Reds’ own troubles in 2022–2023—he went on to make a mockery of any fears by posting another 30-goal season after signing an extension that summer.

Although he may have much to show in the upcoming season considering his poor performance in the last campaign and the uncertainty surrounding his future before his contract expires in 2025, you wouldn’t bet against him performing at his peak level once more.

Even if he is currently free to enjoy his summer, it seems that he is unavoidably committed to doing just that.

Salah has shared a photo on his Instagram story to commemorate his 32nd birthday, which he actually celebrates today. It should come as no surprise that he is back in the gym less than a week after his season ended.

Along with the number “32,” the forward posted a topless mirror selfie by the weights. It seems like Liverpool’s Egyptian King needs no excuse to enjoy a day off over the summer holidays—not even his birthday!

As flawless as ever, the Reds star flaunted his newly shaven appearance. He had buds in his ears to go along with his most recent workout, and his six pack was on display.

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah works out in the gym while enjoying his 32nd birthday

The 32-year-old Mohamed Salah of Liverpool enjoys his birthday while working out in the gym.

Before connecting with the Egyptian for the first time, Slot will undoubtedly be pleased by this sight, which may serve as a little reminder of the lengths Jordan Henderson went to during the previous off-season to make sure he was in top form for the start of the preseason. Even though he would eventually make the surprise £12 million transfer from Liverpool to Al-Ettifaq, his status in the team was not as assured as Salah’s.

Regarding the latter, the current question is if the Reds will offer the forward a new deal. But considering how he has spent a portion of his most recent birthday, demonstrating his unwavering dedication and elite mindset in the process, Salah is working hard, which may soon change the question of why Liverpool would ever consider taking the chance of losing him.

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