- Steve McManaman insists Liverpool should now be resting Mohamed Salah
- The Egyptian scored the second in Liverpool’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth
- McManaman claimed there is no need to risk the forward in the coming weeks
- Liverpool will play against Roma in the semi-finals of the Champions League
BT Sport pundit Steve McManaman has claimed he would rest Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in their upcoming Premier League games to ensure he is fully fit for the Champions League semi-final against Roma.
Salah scored the second goal in Liverpool’s comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday evening.
With Champions League football for next season all but secured now via the domestic route, McManaman claimed there is no need to risk the Egyptian in the coming weeks.
Steve McManaman would rest Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah in their upcoming league games
‘We don’t know how Salah will be used now because of the Champions League and because they’re so many points ahead of Chelsea,’ the former Liverpool and Real Madrid winger said.
‘There’s a bigger picture of getting Liverpool into the Champions League final.
‘I wouldn’t play him against West Brom (next Saturday). When you’ve got Danny Ings and Dominic Solanke on the bench and Roma on the Tuesday night then I’d wrap him up and save him.’
McManaman believes Salah should be left to stay fit for their Champions League semi-final
Salah scored the second in Liverpool’s comfortable 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday
Salah took his tally for the season to 40 goals at Anfield after he cushioned a header into the back of the net from a delightful Trent Alexander-Arnold cross.
Goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino completed a spectacular week for the Reds in which they overcame Manchester City to reach the last four of the Champions League.
The Egyptian, however, did miss last week’s Merseyside derby due to a thigh strain but played a key role at the Etihad Stadium before playing 90 minutes at Anfield on Saturday.