This summer we can expect Michael Edwards to be on his best form as he skips into the transfer market, offloading his fringe players for Ballon d’Or nominee money. The sporting director will already have a good idea of who is staying and who is going but Alejandro Moreno has chimed in too, saying Liverpool can ‘do better’ than Mo Salah and naming four players that could leave Anfield.
Alejandro Moreno had a successful career in MLS.
The Venezuelan striker lifted three MLS cups with three different sides during his time playing at the USA’s highest level.
The 40-year-old has since moved into punditry and is a feature on ESPN FC. He was recently asked about who he can see leaving Liverpool over the summer. Moreno told the show:
“Adrian, he’s gone…
“[Dejan Lovren is] gone as well. Now, he gives you a little bit of depth in that position, however it is too often that Dejan Lovren actually plays and makes a mistake.
“When you want depth it’s because you want a guy who can step in and do the job. He can step in and do a job to a point.
“[Adam Lallana] gives you something but not quite enough.
“I’m going to say you can do better than Mohamed Salah. There is a player out there that could be far more influential than Mohamed Salah if you make the right choice from here onto the future.”
What RTK has to say
The first three players he would cull from the squad are a given but Alejandro Moreno made a big call with his Mo Salah claim.
It is a difficult task assessing Mo. He has put up some ridiculous numbers during his time at Liverpool but there is a nagging feeling that he doesn’t completely fit the philosophy of Jürgen Klopp.
Too often does Mo get his blinkers on – sure, that’s the sign of a natural goalscorer – however, this Liverpool side could be better off with someone as generous and lethal such as Jadon Sancho.
The Mo Salah case is far from closed.