GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS,
Liverpool should sell Mohamed Salah and re-build their squad in the same way they did after Philippe Coutinho left, says Reds legend Robbie Fowler.
Speaking in his column for The Mirror, he said: “I’m not having a go at Salah. I love him to bits.
“But I truly believe that transfers now are largely about what players want, so the ball is in his court, not Liverpool’s.
“If he wants to go, then he should go. If a player wants to leave, we have to accept it’s in the mix.
“I’m a firm believer that if they are unhappy and want to be going, then they should be going.
“Jurgen Klopp has said the same, too – he doesn’t want anyone at the club who doesn’t want to be there. It is my belief that was his attitude with Philippe Coutinho. He agitated for a move.
“Klopp didn’t want Coutinho because he thought his attitude wasn’t right, and he didn’t want that poison in his camp in the end.
“So if Salah is truly unhappy, if he is upset he hasn’t been given a new contract or whatever, then cash in, get as much as you can for him and use the money to make tweaks with the current team.
“I’m a fan of Salah, obviously, who wouldn’t be? But Liverpool didn’t miss Coutinho that much, did they?”
Meanwhile, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with Anthony Martial ‘rediscovering’ his form in the 2-0 win over rivals Manchester City.
The striker was a constant menace for Pep Guardiola’s defence and won the early penalty that set Manchester United on their way to victory.
Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “Anthony was absolutely superb today, he was the Anthony of old.
“To think he was a doubt this morning, it wasn’t until after the warm-up as I wasn’t sure if he was going to play or not. So, fantastic.
“It’s football isn’t it? Today he rediscovered himself, he was really strong on the ball and positive.
“We have to be positive, every game is different. We want to play with a high tempo of course, but we had to defend well.
“You’ve got to defend so that you can attack spaces that appear.”
And finally, Nicola Sturgeon has ordered Rangers to tell their “disgraceful” fans to head home after breaking lockdown rules yesterday afternoon.
Thousands of Gers fans descended on Glasgow’s George Square to celebrate their club’s title win.
As the night progressed, masses of fans remained on the streets in Glasgow and elsewhere – and the SNP chief has displayed her anger at the “infuriating” situation.
She tweeted: “I share folks’ anger at this. Everyone has made so many sacrifices in the past year & seeing a minority risk our progress is infuriating & disgraceful.
“It is deeply unfair to the entire country, and the police have a hard enough job already. Please ask fans to go home @RangersFC.”