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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has said that Liverpool cannot afford to sell Mohamed Salah just months after selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142m. Carragher, however, has mentioned that Liverpool may have to live with the fact that Salah might leave in the near future if the clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid come calling.

Salah has been Liverpool’s indispensable figure since his summer move from AS Roma. Despite not being a pure No. 9, he has become the second player to score 20 goals in the Premier League this season, while has notched up 28 in all competitions. He took his Premier League tally to 21 goals when he scored that brilliant brace against Tottenham in an eccentric 2-2 draw at Anfield.

His prolific displays have already seen him get linked with Real Madrid and although these are just the rumours, Egyptian FA president Hany Abou-Rida recently claimed that the Galacticos would make an offer for Salah in the upcoming summer.

Salah, who was named as the African Player of the Year for 2017 ahead of his teammate Sadio Mane Arsenal’s newest acquisition Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has netted 20 goals in just 25 games in the Premier League; the fewest appearances for any Liverpool player to reach 20 goals in the competition.

Mohamed Salah

Expressing his concern over the Egyptian’s future at Anfield, Jamie Carragher has said that Liverpool cannot really afford to let Salah leave, that too just months after allowing Coutinho to depart for Barcelona.

“Well, fingers crossed [Salah stays with Liverpool]. He’s only just arrived so we want to enjoy him for as long as we can,” Carragher told talkSPORT. 

“There’s no doubt when you are a player that good, it’s not just Liverpool’s problem – it’s any club’s problem if Real Madrid or Barcelona ever come for one of your players.

“Let’s not forget [Cristiano] Ronaldo when he was possibly the best player in the world left Manchester United; he left when Manchester United were still playing European Cup finals. It’s very difficult, and in some ways you have to sort of just accept it and try and get the biggest fee you can possibly get – as Liverpool did with Coutinho.

“I’d expect Salah to be at the club for the next few years. The contract that he signed and the position Liverpool are in with Coutinho just going, they can’t afford to let another big name player go.”

Carra is absolutely right. We simply cannot lose Salah as he’s the stepping stone we need in order to win the league title once again. Given the way things are at the club right now, I expect our stars to stay at Anfield as the project seems quite exciting under Klopp.

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Former Red believes Jose Mourinho could get sacked if Man United lose to Liverpool

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Former Liverpool star Jamie Redknapp believes that a loss for Manchester United against Liverpool will inevitably lead to Jose Mourinho’s sacking.

The two giants of Premier League football meet on Sunday, and the Reds are 16 points ahead of United after just 16 games this season.

Liverpool are the only unbeaten side in the Premier League and are giving Manchester City a run for their money in the race for the title.

The Reds know a win will keep them on top of the table while a loss for United could scupper their chances of a top-four finish.

Redknapp was speaking to Sky Sports (h/t Metro) and claims such games are huge for the supporters:

“These sorts of games are season-definers. They are the ones that fans wait for. If United win, it will be, ‘Wow, okay, we’ve got to give this guy more time. He can turn it around’.

“But if they lose it will become a situation where you have a snowball effect. The inquest will be so big afterwards and it might feel that it’s all becoming inevitable for Jose.”

Jurgen Klopp (left) and Jose Mourinho (right)

Jurgen Klopp (left) and Jose Mourinho (right)

The former Red claimed that losing to Manchester City would be acceptable as they are one of the best sides in the world but a loss to the Reds would be too much.

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United do have a decent record against us in the Premier League with Jurgen Klopp in charge. Hopefully, we get the win on Sunday and keep our title dreams alive.

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“Do I have to win it?” – Jurgen Klopp responds to Jose Mourinho’s latest trophy jibe

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Jurgen Klopp (left) and Jose Mourinho (right)

Jurgen Klopp (left) and Jose Mourinho (right)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp responded the latest Jose Mourinho jibe where the Manchester United manager claimed that trophies are important.

The United manager was speaking ahead of our clash against the Red Devils, and Klopp was not going to have any of it.

The German claimed that anything less than a trophy would not be considered as a failure after our great start to the season (h/t Liverpool Echo).

“Do I have to? Do I have to win it?”

“People might remember that but what I have to do is make the best of the things the club is offering me – that is what I believe in.”

The manager also spoke about the Champions League ride last season, claiming it was brilliant, even if we didn’t win the title.

Klopp also claimed that life wouldn’t be great if it was only about doing the best all the time.

“I enjoyed it a lot. Going to the final was fantastic but in life – in all departments of life including your job – if only the best counts and effort doesn’t count then life is s***.

“You can do whatever you want but if I’m not as smart as Einstein or whatever, I can’t try a little bit? I will never be him.

“I love the challenge. Make the best of it. That is how I understand life, I learned it a little bit in football. In the end other people have to judge that.”

The manager is yet to win a trophy during his time at Liverpool, but came close by making it to three finals. Liverpool have made their best start ever in the club’s history, and lead the Premier League after 16 games.

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Klopp could certainly make this season even better with a win over United on Sunday, a feat the German has never achieved in the Premier League.

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Liverpool star claims this action against Napoli was similar to scoring a goal

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Alisson produced the moment of our Champions League campaign when he saved in the dying seconds from Arkadiusz Milik.

The save ensured Liverpool defeated Napoli in our final group game 1-0, and we can now think about the knockout rounds.

The Brazilian has been exceptional for us since signing from AS Roma, and the keeper spoke to the Times (h/t ESPN) claiming that the save almost felt like scoring a game-winning goal.

“A save at the end of the game is always great and you feel you have contributed to the game.

“Of course, an important save in the first minute is as important as a save in the last minute but for the fans it’s the closest thing to scoring a goal in the last minute, like we did in the derby against Everton.”

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The former Roma keeper also thanked the teammates for helping secure the win.

“But I only managed to make that save with the help of my teammates’ contribution and thank God we got the victory.”

The next test for the Brazilian would be the clash against Manchester United. A win will keep us at the top of the table, and we need to put United to the sword on Sunday.

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Alisson was excellent in our draw against Chelsea in the Premier League and has only grown in stature. Hopefully, the Brazilian puts up a fantastic performance against our arch rivals.

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