Garth Crooks claims Jurgen Klopp needs to let Sadio Mane know “well in advance” if he is going to substitute the Liverpool forward.
Mane was visibly angry as he was withdrawn for Mo Salah in Liverpool’s 7-0 win over Crystal Palace.
And Crooks has hit out at Klopp for the decision, claiming the Liverpool boss is “deluding himself if he thinks such things don’t matter”.
“A note of caution for Klopp: don’t mess Sadio Mane around,” Crooks said. “He’s been the Reds’ best forward for over a season and if Klopp is going to substitute him, especially when he’s in such fine goalscoring mood, he needs to let him know well in advance.
“Watching Mane come off muttering his frustrations isn’t a good look and Klopp is deluding himself if he thinks such things don’t matter.
“And he should never think for one minute that the big European clubs aren’t watching his every move.”