Tony Cascarino believes it’s ‘inevitable’ Liverpool will lose one among their well-known entrance three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino this summer time.
The Reds are seemingly simply weeks away from surrendering their Premier League title after shedding 5 Premier League house video games in a row to go away them seventh within the desk.
Liverpool at the moment are 22 factors behind a rampant Manchester City facet, who’re aiming to win their 22nd consecutive sport towards rivals Man United on Sunday.
Funds are understandably tight in the meanwhile amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with an entire squad overhaul unlikely to occur for Jurgen Klopp if he doesn’t first half with one among his largest stars.
Through the defeat to Chelsea in midweek, Klopp’s choice to take Salah off in the course of the sport prompted an outburst from his agent on social media and his future at Anfield continues to be a degree of rivalry.
Reds fan Cascarino believes Klopp is in for a ‘unusual’ summer time switch window, however warned the German to brace for bids for one among his attacking trio.
“Nicely I believe that it’s in all probability inevitable that one of many huge gamers within the entrance three will go this summer time,” he informed Natalie Sawyer on talkSPORT’s Weekend Sports activities Breakfast.
“The issue is that, round Europe, there’s not some huge cash to go and spend the type of sums that Liverpool would need for a Mo Salah, Mane or Firmino.
“It’s going to be an odd interval for numerous golf equipment, together with Liverpool, on this subsequent summer time window.”
Since arriving from Roma in the summertime of 2017, Salah has scored a outstanding 118 targets in 189 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions and fashioned a scientific entrance three partnership with Firmino and Mane.
Trevor Sinclair recommended Mane and Salah have a ‘relationship downside’ within the wake of the defeat to Chelsea, with Firmino additionally struggling this season after scoring six targets within the league this season.
But it’s not simply up entrance the place Liverpool are struggling this season; the Reds have additionally conceded 35 targets already and used greater than 20 completely different centre-back partnerships.
After all, accidents to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have wreaked havoc on the steadiness of Klopp’s defence, however Cascarino believes there are larger points than the absence of key gamers to harm.
“I don’t have nice confidence about the best way that Liverpool are enjoying,” he added. “I believe they’re getting uncovered so typically in video games.
“Actually behind their again line, enjoying a excessive line, groups need to get behind them.
“If all Liverpool followers maintain going again to Van Dijk and Gomez… they did play within the 7-2 defeat [to Aston Villa], they did play at Watford once they misplaced 3-Zero on the finish of final season.
“There have been indicators groups had been making an attempt to get behind Liverpool. And yeah, they went prime of the league and seemed implausible for a interval.
“I believe there are a variety of groups who know they must do. Chelsea’s line-up stunk of a workforce, to me, that simply went with one goal which was to get behind the backline of Liverpool and expose them and exploit them – they usually did it.”