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Charlie Nicholas says he’d drop Mo Salah vs Genk

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Charlie Nicholas says he’d drop Mo Salah vs Genk

Liverpool head into their fourth Champions League group stage match of the season against Genk on Tuesday.

The Reds will be looking to inflict another defeat on their Belgian opposition, after beating them 4-1 a couple of weeks ago.

A win will relieve some of the pressure on Jurgen Klopp’s side, who are currently second in their group three points clear of RB Salzburg.

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Liverpool, of course, lost their opener to group leaders Napoli, which remains their only defeat of the 2019/20 season so far.

Making his Champions League predictions for the week, Sky Sports pundit Nicholas spoke of Liverpool’s lack of ruthlessness so far, but still expects them to win.

 

Interestingly, the former Arsenal and Celtic man would make a bold call regarding one of the Reds’ best players.

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He said (Sky Sports): “Mohamed Salah was really average at the weekend, as was Roberto Firmino, so Jurgen Klopp may leave a couple out and change it up.

“It is normally Firmino who he rests, but I would leave him in with Mane and leave Salah out. He may not like it but it needs to happen”

TBR’s view – Salah should play

Although Liverpool would, in theory, have enough to beat Genk without Salah, the Egyptian should probably still play on Tuesday.

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It hasn’t really been happening for him in the league so far, although a return of five goals in 10 appearances is not bad by any means.

He has three in three in the Champions League and Genk represent a chance for the player to return to the kind of form fans have grown to expect from him.

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