Mohamed Salah has reportedly told Liverpool he wants to leave this summer and already has a destination in mind, according to Spanish outlet Todofichajes.
It comes after another shocking result for the Reds in the Premier League which has left their title defence in tatters.
The Reds were handed another home defeat on Sunday when Fulham beat them 1-0 courtesy of a goal from Mario Lemina.
That is now six losses in a row at Anfield – a feat that has never happened before.
It leaves Liverpool 22 points behind Manchester City but reclaiming their title in the least of their worries with Champions League football now the objective.
Despite being four points off the top four, Chelsea, Everton, West Ham and Tottenham are all above them and have games in hand as well.
And it appears that motions have been put in place over Salah’s departure in the summer, who is apparently keen on leaving.
The Egypt international would likely move to Spain with either Real Madrid or Barcelona in his sights, according to the Spanish publication.
Either club would have him but would find coughing up the necessary funds a bit troublesome in the current financial climate.
Nevertheless, Salah’s reported intentions mark an unhappy period for the former Roma forward, who was visibly upset when hauled off against Chelsea last week.
It prompted a cryptic tweet from his agent while speculation has been rife that the 28-year-old has not been content at Liverpool this season.
Todofichajes report that Real Madrid would be the most likely destination with the club looking for a regular goalscorer.
Karim Benzema has been strongly linked with a move away while top targets Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland might be too hard to prise away from Paris St-Germain and Borussia Dortmund respectively.
Meanwhile, Reds coach Jurgen Klopp has insisted that his players are loyal to the club and will not leave even if Champions League football is not secured.
“That is nothing we have to worry about,” said Klopp. “It was always like this. I know we have loyalty from the players.
“It is not a situation where a player in the squad says we are not in the Champions League so I have to leave.
“That will not happen. I know them well enough to know that.”