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Salah, Mane aren’t “out-and-out goalscorers”, says Liverpool legend

Mohamed Salah Sadio Mane

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Legendary Liverpool winger  is doubtful about the Reds’ attacking power that includes , and Roberto Firmino and their ability to continue scoring goals.

Mohamed Salah is Liverpool’s top scorer with 30 goals, Fermino managed to score 21 goals in 37 appearances, while Sadio Mane’s Champions League hat-trick against Porto on Wednesday took his tally to 12.

The Jamaican-born English manager believes that the Reds need an “out-and-out goalscorer” as he is not convinced that the trio will maintain their current form.

“They need better all-round players,” Barnes added. “The front-three are great, but I don’t feel that they are necessarily going to continue to do this for the next two or three years.”

Liverpool are currently third in the Premier League with 54 points, 18 points behind leaders Manchester City and their next game will be against West Ham on Saturday, February 24.

“Salah is not a centre-forward, I don’t think he is a player who can score goals consistently over a period of time. We don’t have players like that,” he said. “We have players like Salah and Mane and, although Mane scored a hat-trick against Porto, they are not out-and-out goalscorers.”

Barnes believes that despite the stunning performances by the attacking line, the team could use a centre-forward or a penalty-box player, and play Firmino slightly deeper.

“I think it will be better for the balance of the team,” he explained. “Yes, we’re scoring lots of goals but can we see Mane and Salah continuing to score this amount of goals on a regular basis? I think we need to get better individual players now.”

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.



  1. James McIntosh

    February 17, 2018 at 1:49 PM

    Does anybody take any notice of John Barnes opinion. He had three shots at managing clubs and was sacked from everyone. This hardly makes him an expert on other players. If Salah and Manewere attackers they would have both scored at least 50 goals each this season. get back in your box John

    • Mo

      February 17, 2018 at 2:52 PM

      Hahahahahaha 😀 😀

    • El Pharao

      February 17, 2018 at 4:22 PM

      Who is Barney? I think he is the English version of Mido. 🙂

  2. Sherif

    February 18, 2018 at 3:12 AM

    This guy is almost as stupid as jermaine jenas..

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