Paul Merson sends warning to Liverpool FC boss about Mohamed Salah

The Arsenal legend believes Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah should be rested for Saturday's trip to West Brom

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Arsenal legend Paul Merson Photo: Sky Sports

Paul Merson has urged Jurgen Klopp to rest Mohamed Salah for Liverpool FC’s trip to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday morning.

The Egypt international scored in Liverpool FC’s 3-0 victory over Bournemouth at Anfield last weekend to help the Reds cement their position in the top four.

Salah has scored 30 times in the Premier League this season and the African star is on course to win the golden boot in his debut campaign at the Anfield outfit.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane netted his 26th goal of the Premier League campaign in Spurs’ 1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion mid-week.

Liverpool FC have the small matter of a Champions League semi-final against Salah’s former club AS Roma next week.

The Reds will welcome the Serie A giants to Anfield on Tuesday before the return leg on 2 May in the Italian capital.

Salah was substituted midway through the first half of Liverpool FC’s 3-0 win against Manchester City in the first leg of the quarter-final before he was rested for the Merseyside derby.

Former Arsenal star Merson believes Klopp should rest Salah for their clash against the Premier League’s basement club West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday morning.

“To win the Golden Boot he needs to play,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“I’d expect Harry Kane to score at least four in four, and he’s four behind, so Salah has to score at least two more in my opinion, though I don’t know how many more games he’s going to play. But they’ve got the semi-finals of the Champions League coming up and it’s a team game – otherwise you play snooker or golf.”

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