Liverpool star Salah centre of pundit's 'surprise' claim pre-Man City

By Frank McAvennie

7th Apr, 2022 | 3:30pm

Liverpool news: Pundit baffled by what he's heard people saying about Mohamed Salah pre-Man City

There is “absolutely no chance” Mohamed Salah won’t start for Liverpool when they take on Man City this weekend.

That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider ahead of the crucial game.

Liverpool travel to The Etihad on Sunday (10 April) as they look to give themselves the advantage in the title race.

Salah, 29, has only scored once from open play in his last 10 appearances for Liverpool and has failed to play the full 90 minutes of his last four league outings.

However, McAvennie insists anyone who claims Salah should be dropped isn’t “thinking straight”.

“You are having a laugh if you want Salah dropped for that game,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“Some people have said that. He is a big-game player. If there was ever an opportunity to get his season back on track, it’s this game.

“You can’t be thinking straight if you don’t want Salah in for that game.

“This is the biggest game of Liverpool’s season and you don’t want your best player there? I just don’t get that.

“There is absolutely no chance Klopp won’t play him, there would be hell on.

“He will start and it wouldn’t surprise me if he scored as well.”

Liverpool will go two points ahead of Man City if they can secure three points at The Etihad.

Both sides will have seven Premier League games left to play after Sunday’s game.

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