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Ex-Liverpool keeper James: Salah should be sold to Real Madrid

Former Liverpool goalkeeper David James believes Mohamed Salah should be sold for the right offer.

Salah was absent for Liverpool's impressive 3-0 win over Leicester on Sunday, with replacement Diogo Jota scoring for a fourth successive home game.

Asked whether a switch to Real Madrid is possible, James told Stadium Astro: “If the price is right, any player is going to be sold. It depends what that price is.

"If Salah went to Man City, I don't think that would be good business for Liverpool. If he went to a different league and a different country, it would make more sense.

“I don't think Liverpool are dependent on Salah and that's a good thing for Jurgen Klopp. However, he would still need replacing."

He also said: “I've said this before and it's not that Mo Salah isn't a great player, it's just that Liverpool seem to look better without him on the field because there is more fluidity.

“When players can pop it around, it causes problems to defend.

“Players who pick the ball up and run with it, essentially you only have to stop them. That is what happens with Salah, even though he has scored eight goals [this season]."

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