Date of publication: Monday 9 March 2020, 4:08
Richard Keys you think Liverpool they should enjoy their success as they can as they struggle to cling to Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, who claims to “not love each other deeply”.
The Reds only need two more wins to score their first Premier League title in what will be a record season for Jurgen Klopp’s team.
But Keys has warned that the Liverpool team will likely be destroyed by the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid in the summer.
“None of us who remember seeing the great Liverpool teams built by Shankly, Paisley and Dalglish – and Kenny built his team whatever his critics would have you believe – would never have imagined that 30 years would have passed between the last title and this, “Keys wrote in his personal blog.
“Jurgen Klopp rightly joins the previous Hall of Fame. He eclipsed Benitez. The real test of how good a team – or coach – is offering a title.
“If Coronavirus permits, Liverpool will celebrate, with a full Anfield, only three games from now.
“But then what? Well, that’s when the problem starts. I think Liverpool will have to go to war to retain its valuable assets.
“Not the Hendersons (my player of the year), Robertsons or Milners. But Salah? Mane? Van Dijk? It’s different.
“Enjoy Liverpool’s victory. It is well deserved and too long, but the problem is about to begin. What chance a decade of success in Liverpool? Not much if I’m right. “
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Salah and Mane clashed early in the season when the Egyptian striker chose to shoot instead of squaring with Mane during a win over Burnley.
“Don’t believe what they tell you that Mane and Salah don’t have much time for each other,” added Keys.
“It’s worse than that. They don’t love each other very much. Both would be much happier to play on one team without the other.
“So – how does it happen? Does Liverpool sell one and keep the other? In an ideal world – yes. But I have a feeling that both could be on their way.
“I guess Barca will test Liverpool’s decision to hang on to Mane. And what else could he get in Liverpool? Salah will think the same if Real come to call.”