Former Red Emile Heskey believes that winger Mohamed Salah should have left Liverpool had the club failed to secure the 2019-20 Premier League title.
Heskey stated that Liverpool lose a lot going forward when the Egyptian international is not in the starting XI.
However, Heskey believes that had Liverpool not won the Premier League title last season, Salah would have been wise to find another club.
“Everyone on the pitch needs him, he scores and creates goals. [Roberto] Firmino and [Sadio] Mane play well in Salah’s presence. H’s a big part of the team’s strength and the trophies they’ve won.
“From my point of view, he should stay at Liverpool. If they didn’t win the league, I would have said that he should move to another place where he could win the title.
“But now that he’s won the league, he must continue and try to win it again and again. Salah has won all the titles with Liverpool but the challenge is to continue and try to win them again.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
We completely agree with Heskey that Salah is an important player for the Reds. He has scored 94 goals and registered 41 assists in 152 appearances for Liverpool.
The aforementioned numbers highlight that Salah is an important cog in Jurgen Klopp’s side.
However, we do not agree with Heskey in regards to the comments that he made about Salah having to leave Liverpool had the club fallen short in the Premier League this season.
Before 2020 came around, Liverpool had won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Even if Liverpool had not won the Premier League title, they were still winning trophies.
That should have been enough to keep Salah around even if Liverpool did not win the Premier League title last season.