Charlie Nicholas suggests who Liverpool should sell if they sign Timo Werner

Posted Thursday, April 09, 2020 by

Charlie Nicholas suggests who Liverpool should sell if they sign Timo Werner
Liverpool transfer news: Timo Werner is heavily linked with a move to Liverpool (Image: GETTY)

Liverpool are heavily linked with a move for RB Leipzig star Timo Werner.

Liverpool should sell Mohamed Salah if they sign Timo Werner in the next transfer window, says former Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas. No player has scored more goals than Salah's tally of 70 in the Premier League since he arrived from Roma in 2017. But Nicholas believes it is more important Liverpool keep hold of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Salah has outscored both Mane and Firmino this term, with 20 goals in all competitions.

But the Egyptian was left out of Nicholas' team of the season, with Mane and Firmino both grabbing a spot.

Liverpool are interested in signing RB Leipzig and Germany forward Timo Werner this summer.

And Nicholas believes it should be Salah who makes way if one of the front three were to leave.

"Sadio Mane takes up the last spot [in my team]," Nicholas told Sky Sports.

"He has been superb. Liverpool have had a lot of games and fatigue kicks in, so I can get that.

"Mane has played game after game after game. Even when injured, he recovers quickly.

"His goals are very important goals, and he is an unselfish player. He likes to feed players in and does respect his team-mates.

"His consistency is second to none, while his pace frightens defences.

"As much as Liverpool are talking about Timo Werner coming from RB Leipzig and potential other buys, it might be Salah that gets moved on.

"I would be careful about Mane, as I believe even Lionel Messi picked him as one of his Ballon d'Or choices.

"Salah has been great and Liverpool fans love him, but the two they may want to keep are Mane and Firmino.

"They have more options about them, not better players necessarily. Salah is that type as he gets the goals."

Nicholas also revealed his love for Brazil star Firmino, who has scored just 11 goals in all competitions this season.

"I am a huge Roberto Firmino fan," Nicholas added.

"He does not score as many goals, but he normally comes up with an assist in a big game and then scores sometimes in the big games too.

"He is the No 9 that wants to come in and play a number 10 role, so that Mane and Salah can go in behind and play more advanced.

"He has to do more than those two, so he is in the team. I love him to death."

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