‘It’s one thing they’ve GOT to deal with’: Michael Owen warns Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp he might be pressured to substitute front three of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all at as soon as
- Liverpool’s formidable trio fired them to the Premier League title in 2019-20
- But Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are all now 29 years of age
- And ex-Liverpool striker Michael Owen feels their partnership has an expiry date
The formidable Mohamed Salah-Sadio Mane-Roberto Firmino triumvirate helped fireplace the Reds to the Premier League title in 2019-20.
But all three are actually 29 years outdated, and Owen informed BT Sport he feels the partnership has an expiry date.
Michael Owen warned Jurgen Klopp he will have to substitute his front three (above) all at as soon as
Former Reds striker Owen was talking forward of their Champions League conflict with AC Milan
He stated: ‘I believe they are going to deal with it. The challenge is everybody’s going to turn out to be too outdated at the identical time, the front three are all the identical age, principally.
‘You’ll have to – bump – substitute all three of them. When there is a glut all going at the identical time, that is one thing Klopp’s acquired to deal with.’
Although the trio is at present displaying no indicators of slowing down, forwards have a tendency to wane of their early-to-mid thirties, and Liverpool’s different ahead choices maybe aren’t title-winning normal.
Manager Jurgen Klopp doesn’t have sufficient backup for the front three – all 29 – other than maybe Diogo Jota, 24, with doubts remaining over Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi
The £40m signing Diogo Jota, 24, has added competitors and flexibility up front, however striker Divock Origi and midfielders Takumi Minamino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have failed to counsel they may take over from the present front three.
Fellow pundit Rio Ferdinand added: ‘There’s a spot for expertise, and a spot for youth.
‘You might say they may have invested a bit extra, added a bit extra competitors within the ahead areas. You’d like that capability to flex your muscle tissue a bit.’