Graeme Souness has a problem with the current Liverpool squad. The Scot thinks we are very close to winning our first trophy under Jurgen Klopp but is afraid of Salah and Mane leaving.
Since his appointment in October 2015, Jurgen Klopp has built a team that can challenge the best of Europe. However, in the four years since the German manager arrived at Anfield, there has been no silverware won. That means the last trophy Liverpool won remains the League Cup in 2011-12.
This season we would already be champions if not for the most expensively built team in England and definitely one of the most enthralling title races. A lot of this depends on two men, who score at will and in a prolific manner. Mohamed Salah has 102 appearances for Liverpool so far and 70 goals in them.
Sadio Mane is the league’s second top-scorer behind Salah. Both the wingmen have been critical to Klopp’s football and imagining the Liverpool team without them is a scary prospect today. Graeme Souness has been contemplating just that.
Souness claims that the defence is well set: Virgil Van-Dijk in the center with Robertson and Alexander-Arnold on the sides. Joe Gomez is already fighting for first team minutes since a long term injury. So his assessment seems to be fair. He just thinks it’s the other end of the pitch where we may face problems in the future.
“He’s really passionate, he wears his heart on his sleeve, and the Liverpool supporters love that,” (on Klopp)
“The bigger question for me is can they hold onto Salah and Mane?
“That’s where I think the problem will come down the line.”
-Graeme Souness via Express