Former Liverpool goalkeeper David James believes the club should consider selling Mohamed Salah this summer despite another impressive season from the Egyptian forward.
Salah missed out on the Golden Boot by one goal after Harry Kane's strike against Leicester, but still managed to find the back of the net 22 times in the Premier League.
Despite his fine form there have been rumours that the player is ready for a new challenge, with some suggesting he could make a move to Real Madrid in the near future.
And speaking to Stadium Astro, James stated his belief that now could be the right time for Liverpool to cash in on Salah as Jurgen Klopp looks to rebuild his team ahead of the next campaign.
"The idea of them spending mega millions is very unlikely, I think they’re going to have to shift players out," James said.
"In my eyes, he might be second in the Golden Boot running, but I think Liverpool play better without Salah. And the opportunity for Liverpool to cash in on Salah, Jota naturally fits into that front three, Firmino gets more freedom arguably, and Liverpool have a new dynamic up front rather than what seems to be a reliance on Salah’s goals."
James also pointed to a similar situation with Kane at Tottenham, with Spurs having a hugely disappointing season despite Kane finishing top of both the scoring and assist charts.
He added: "This is not about Mo Salah not being a good player – his goal record speaks for itself. Similar statistics to someone like Aguero where Pep Guardiola can look at Man City and not need Aguero.
"I think Jurgen Klopp and the way he has developed this side, Salah has become more of a focal point than that front three from seasons before.
"I think Liverpool’s fluidity is compromised by Salah, even though he scored. Tottenham’s another one, top goalscorers tend to not win leagues.
"I think they could cash in on him [Salah] and produce a stronger team."
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