It was suggested that a breakthrough had finally been made over the weekend when Egyptian website KingFut.com spoke of a €45m deal between the clubs.
Salah's agent was supposed to have been witness to the negotiations, with KingFut then claiming that the former Chelsea player would immediately travel to England in time for a medical scheduled for Tuesday. A plane ticket, they said, was 'booked'.
KingFut also shared a picture from a man purported to be Salah's friend that 'confirmed' it.
A caption read, 'Good luck bro in Liverpool, you are a legend and you deserve to be in Anfield.'
Liverpool fans weren't to be fooled by such 'confirmation', as they have already been witness to one such similar instance earlier this summer when Salah posed with Reds supporters holding shirts in Egypt at a national team training camp.
Looks like a fan getting a picture, where's proof it's his friend— Lallanas in Pyjamas (@Markhlfc) June 18, 2017
In his Roma top LOL— Anfield_Sam (@Anfield_Sam) June 18, 2017
Salah's agent Ramy Abbas Issa later denied a deal with Liverpool has been agreed and suggested the 'confirmation' picture was tantamount to 'fake news'.
"It's amazing what one fan picture, along with a stab-in-the-dark caption, will lead many to believe... #fakenews," he posted on Twitter on Sunday evening.
It's amazing what one fan picture, along with a stab-in-the-dark caption, will lead many to believe... #fakenews— Ramy Abbas Issa (@RamyCol) June 18, 2017
The saga continues.
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