'You can leave him out': TalkSPORT pundit suggests Liverpool don't need to start 'unbelievable' player now
Liverpool can cope without Mo Salah on nights like yesterday evening’s 2-1 win at Aston Villa, says Danny Mills.
Mills said on TalkSPORT that Liverpool now have the depth of squad to leave Salah out and still pose a threat and get results.
Luis Diaz has been a big part of that, and so has Diogo Jota as Jurgen Klopp has taken Liverpool’s squad closer – or even beyond – the options on offer to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
Salah was named among the substitutes for Liverpool’s victory last night, coming on at 1-1 before Sadio Mane won the game for the Reds.
Liverpool can cope without Mo Salah
“There’s now enough strength in depth and quality within that (Liverpool squad),” said Mills.
“You say (Salah)’s on the bench. Man City leave Foden out, de Bruyne out, Mahrez out. I’m not sure he’s in a different category to Foden or de Bruyne.
“Not when you’ve got Jota, Dias and Mane in there. You can leave him out for a game or two.
“Liverpool as a squad have been building for some time and are in a much better place.”
Salah has earned loads of plaudits this season, with Harvey Barnes recently lauding his “unbelievable” goals, and he also won the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year last month.
Liverpool are fighting on all fronts, including Saturday’s FA Cup final clash with Chelsea at Wembley and Klopp has made changes to try and keep his squad fresh in recent weeks.
It was Salah’s turn last night but he is almost certain to start at Wembley and he may well contribute a match-winning moment there.
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