Liverpool are just two wins away from the Premier League title.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been the best in the land this season, losing just one top-flight fixture.
Winning the title will end 30 years of hurt for Reds’ fans – but former Sky Sports presenter Richard Keys believes that behind the scenes, it’s not all rosy.
The pundit, who now works on BeIN Sports, claims that two important players – Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah – don’t get along off the pitch.
“Don’t believe what they tell you about Mane and Salah not having much time for each other,” Keys wrote on his personal blog.
“It’s worse than that. They deeply dislike each other. Both would be a whole lot happier playing in a team without the other.”
That’s a pretty massive claim. So what does Keys think will happen? Will Liverpool be forced to sell one to please the other?
“Do Liverpool sell one and keep the other? In an ideal world – yes. But I’ve got a feeling both could be on their way out.
“I fancy that Barca will test Liverpool’s resolve to hang on to Mane. And what else could he achieve at Liverpool? Salah will be thinking the same if Real come calling.
“I believe Liverpool will have to go to war to hold on to their prized assets.
“Not the Hendersons [my player of the year], Robertsons or Milners. But Salah? Mane? Van Dijk? That’s different.
“The trouble is about to start. What chance a decade of Liverpool success? Not much if I’m right.”
Again, those are massive claims, but it’s important to remember that they are coming from Keys – it’s nothing official.
But that being said, he is one of BeIN’s lead pundits and will be well connected in the football world.
Therefore, it’s not out of the question to suggest there’s some substance to his claims about Salah and Mane ‘deeply disliking’ each other.
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