Charlie Nicholas does not believe Liverpool should rush Mo Salah back from injury against Genk in the Champions League tomorrow night.
He said: “These are always potentially difficult. Jurgen Klopp does not have much chance to change things too much. If Mohamed Salah is close to being fit, I would leave him out and get him fit for the Tottenham game, which is another massive match.
“Liverpool are vulnerable at the back. They make mistakes. If the opposition can squeeze the full-backs, Liverpool cannot get the service into the front men and it is easier to predict and defend – it does not have the same effect.”
TBR’s View – Liverpool should have enough to beat Genk without Salah
Just like Manchester United did on Sunday, Genk will raise their game in front of their own fans for a match which is something like a cup final for them.
Liverpool didn’t have enough to break down their back three without Salah, but Genk were wide open against RB Salzburg on matchday one and the Reds should get back to winning ways.
They need to, because their European away form isn’t the best by any stretch – with last season’s 3-1 win against Bayern Munich their only victory on the road en route to lifting the trophy.