Jurgen Klopp needs to avoid seeing Mohamed Salah burn out due to overuse and hand him an extra long holiday ahead of the new season.

The talismanic Egyptian notched his 100th goal involvement for Liverpool in the Champions League final earlier this month to win the club its sixth European trophy.

He is arguably the greatest bargain the club has ever secured as they paid just £34m to sign him from AS Roma, with his value now creeping up towards £200m.

Mohamed Salah.

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In the last two years, Salah has played 104 games at club level and several at international level as well with minimal time to rest between the end of the 17/18 campaign and the start of the 18/19 season.

The FIFA World Cup in Russia took on added physical strain as he was rushed back from a shoulder injury he had suffered in the Champions League final three weeks prior.

 

This time around, he is playing for his country in his homeland at the 2019 AFCON tournament and will once again receive limited time off before he is expected back at Melwood to begin preparations for the 2019/20 season.

Mohamed Salah.

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Jurgen Klopp needs to avoid seeing his star forward burnout by handing the Egyptian an extended holiday even if it means Salah misses the FA Community Shield, the UEFA Super Cup and the opening games of the Premier League season.

If Salah burns out and starts suffering hamstring issues which would affect his pace and explosiveness, everyone connected with Liverpool will regret it.

Klopp needs to act before that happens and ensure his most prolific star can play the 55+ games he will be expected to play in the next 12 months.

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