Robbie Fowler has called on Liverpool management to sell Egypt international Mohamed Salah out of Anfield in a bid to fund a summer rebuild.
There are questions over the loyalty of the former AS Roma and Chelsea star, with speculations that the two-time African Player of the Year is looking to continue his professional career elsewhere.
“I'm not having a go at Salah - I 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,” Fowler told The Mirror.
“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.
“Jurgen Klopp has said the same, too - he doesn't want anyone at the club who doesn't want to be there.
"It is my belief that was his attitude with Philippe Coutinho. He agitated for a move. Liverpool turned it down in the summer because it didn't suit them financially and in terms of bringing players in, but they did the deal in January and used the money to buy Virgil van Dijk and Alisson. ”
In just 27 games played so far in the 2020-21 campaign, Salah has scored 17 times as Liverpool continue to struggle in their quest to defend their English elite division diadem.
Following their latest defeat to Fulham at Anfield, Klopp's team occupies the eighth spot in the log having 43 points from 28 games.