Danny Murphy insists Liverpool should NOT sell Mohamed Salah this summer.
The former Reds midfielder has disagreed with the suggestion from Anfield legend Robbie Fowler that the club should cash-in on the Premier League’s leading goalscorer.
Despite Salah’s 17 league goals this season, Liverpool are languishing in eighth place having lost their last six home matches.
The Egypt star was substituted in the 62nd minute of a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea last week which led to his agent posting a cryptic tweet amid rumours he could leave Merseyside.
In his column for the Sunday Mirror, Fowler, who scored 184 goals in two spells for Liverpool, wrote: “If the player is agitating for a move, let him go.
“I’m not having a go at Salah. love him to bits.
“But I truly believe that transfers now are largely about what players want, so the ball is in his court, not Liverpool’s.
“If he wants to go, then he should go. If a player wants to leave, we have to accept it’s in the mix.
“I’m a firm believer that if they are unhappy and want to be going, then they should be going.”
Fowler recalled Liverpool cashing in on Philippe Coutinho, who sold to Barcelona for £142million in 2018.
Subsequently, the Reds brought in Virgil van Dijk and Alisson as both men played huge roles in their Champions League and Premier League triumphs.
However, Murphy wants Liverpool to keep Salah, who has gone four games without scoring.
He told talkSPORT: “If you’re going to sell your best goalscorer and the top scorer in the Premier League, you better have a really good plan in place.
“[You’ll need] somebody who’s going to come in and be able to hit some really high numbers because if you sell Mo Salah, you get weaker.
“You need your best players on the pitch. So I disagree with that, I wouldn’t be looking to sell him at all.”