Former Liverpool star claims “Salah isn’t a great player” and suggests Reds should cash in on Egyptian

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David James has bizarrely stated that Mohamed Salah “isn’t a great player” and has somehow come to the conclusion that Liverpool play better without the forward.

It’s honestly hard to wrap your head around it, but the former goalkeeper believes the Reds have more “fluidity” when the Egyptian isn’t on the pitch.

Speaking after the 3-0 win over Leicester City at Anfield, where Salah was absent due to illness, James suggested Liverpool should cash in on the forward.

I’ve said this before and it’s not that Mo Salah isn’t a great player,” the former goalkeeper told Stadium Astro.

It’s just that Liverpool seem to look better without him on the field because there is more fluidity, when players can pop it around, it causes problems to defend.

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Players who pick the ball up and run with it, essentially you only have to stop them. That is what happens with Salah, even though he has scored eight goals [this season].

I don’t think [Salah]’s indispensable. If the price is right, any player is going to be sold. It depends what that price is.

Where to even begin with this…

Just because Liverpool were able to put Leicester City to the sword without Salah absolutely does not mean we are a better team without him playing.

Statistically speaking, the Egyptian is having his best season since signing for the Reds, with 11 goal contributions in 11 Premier League and Champions League games.

It’s not hyperbole to say Salah is the best winger in the world – alongside team-mate Sadio Mane – if you now consider Lionel Messi a more central attacker.

Honestly. the negative coverage the Egyptian gets from many personalities in the English media seems so forced. He is a great player, stop it.

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  1. It is clear to me that David James IS saying that Mo is a great player !!!!. That is if the wording in the article is exactly as he said.

  2. fake news. He said, and you posted what he said, which was: “I’ve said this before and it’s not that Mo Salah isn’t a great player,” So what’s with the fake headline? He never said he wasn’t a great player.

  3. I wonder if you guys are outright liers or just struggle with your English. Get the fuck out of here with these shit made up by taking things out of context. Now you reached the level of fake news. Congartulations.

  4. “…it’s not that Mo Salah isn’t a great player.”

    That’s what you call a double-negative. Think of it like math: a negative times a negative equals a positive. I can’t believe I have to explain this, but clearly you don’t understand that he is stating he is a great player, but at his age he could be sold at the right price to pay for a younger star to replace him.

  5. I know this is not a popular view but I tend to agree.
    Yes Salah has some great qualities but he also loses the ball an enormous amount of the time. He is also not at all a clinical goal scorer either. He needs a large amount of opportunities to convert. He tends to be very selfish at times which would be OK for a striker IF he is clinical. Almost any one on one duel against defenders when he is not facing the goal is lost as he is bullied off the ball more times than not.

    Let me ask ppl this.. if someone would offer us now enough money or close to it to buy Mbappe would you sell him or not? Not to mention that Mbappe’s career is just approaching its prime? So would you sell him under those terms? This is what James was suggesting, not that he is not a great player…
    Also, do we all agree now that Jota can not miss from our first team on current form? If yes, who of the front three would u drop and give a rest to? Don’t say Firmino because it’s not the same role.. let me be more specific, if you have to drop one of Salah and Mane, who would u still need in the team?

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