Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has stated that, as a means to raise some much-needed funds for the summer, Liverpool could cash in on Mohamed Salah.
Off the back of a well-earnt Manchester United drubbing, Liverpool were reduced to sour grapes against Bournemouth as they left the south coast without the three points they wanted.
Salah has received criticism for his poor display and Aldridge has made his thoughts known on the Egyptian superstar.
Writing for Sunday World, Aldridge married Salah’s body language up with something not being right.
He has suggested a possible offload ahead of a busy summer for Klopp’s Reds.
“When they have a big game, like United at Anfield, the players and the fans are all up for it – and you see the team playing like we know they can. Then you look at the performance in the 3-0 defeat at Brighton, the 3-0 defeat at Wolves, the loss at Nottingham Forest and this display at Bournemouth – and you are left wondering what’s going on,” Aldridge wrote.
“And I look at Mohamed Salah’s body language, and something isn’t right.
“Take his missed penalty out of the equation and he turned in a display that lacked passion – and I hate to write negative things about a player who is an all-time Liverpool great. There may be a debate over whether selling Salah this summer and using that money to reinvest in the team may be an option, but that idea can wait until the end of the season. Between now and then, Salah has to lead Liverpool as the senior striker – and he simply didn’t do that at Bournemouth.”
Just weeks after Salah cemented himself in Liverpool history by becoming the club’s all-time top goal scorer, former Kop legend Aldridge is calling for his head.A
Salah has quietly been rampant this season, with 22 goals and 11 assists to his well-known name and so is still a valuable asset for German boss Klopp.
The 30-year-old is under contract until June 2025, and is valued at £62 million, per CIES Football Observatory.
Granted, Salah wasn’t at his best on Saturday in a game where Liverpool looked a completely separate outfit from that of the Manchester United game.
It’s best to put it behind them, as top four still looms.