Former Liverpool player and ESPN pundit Steve Nicol has said that the absence of Mohammed Salah creates a drop off between Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino on various occasions.
Jurgen Klopp’s men missed Salah in the clash, who was out due to an injury. Liverpool manages to salvage a point, thanks to Adam Lallana’s equalizer in the dying embers of the game.
“Whenever Salah comes out for whatever reason and you’ve got [Divock] Origi coming in, the drop-off is very big,” said Nicol.
“Sometimes you can get away with it if you have Firmino and Mane at their best.”
“But Firmino and Mane were way short of the mark.”
“We all talk about Firmino and how he ties everything together, but everything fell apart when the ball went near him.”
“Look, not a good day, but they definitely missed Salah.”
Liverpool are currently gearing up to face Genk in the Champions League this week.
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