It is understood that Salah is a priority target for the Saudi Pro League, given his status as arguably the Arab world's biggest sporting superstar. The contract terms that would be offered by Al Ittihad could even make the Egyptian the world's highest paid player – though this is largely irrelevant as Liverpool have no intention of selling the player who is under contract until 2025.
It's not just Salah who is of interest to Al Ittihad. According to Fabrizio Romano, Gomez is 'very high' on the club's 'shortlist of defenders' due to his versatility.
Gomez, who has dropped down the pecking order at Liverpool due to injury and form issues coupled with the rise of Ibrahima Konate, impressed in Sunday's comeback win over Newcastle.
He is currently under contract until 2027.
Romano's tweet adds that Liverpool have 'no intention to sell important players', heading into the final days of the transfer window.
Al Ittihad have a shortlist of defenders — Liverpool’s Joe Gomez is very high on that list 🚨🔴🇸🇦 #LFC
Al Ittihad like Gomez as versatile player who can play anywhere across the back line.
Liverpool insist they’ve no intention to sell important players in the final days. pic.twitter.com/RdyQQjRj7D
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 28, 2023
Meanwhile, Liverpool are known to be on the lookout for defensive reinforcement before Deadline Day on Friday, with Arthur Theate and Piero Hincapie among those being looked at.
Though Liverpool's position may be to reject all interest in Gomez and any other first-team players, one potential issue is that the Saudi window will remain open until 20 September – a situation Jurgen Klopp has described as 'not helpful'.