Alan Shearer makes ‘iffy’ Liverpool claim as Chris Sutton defends Mo Salah over ‘respect’ claim

All the latest news and transfer news surrounding Liverpool as attention turns to the Europa League.

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Liverpool are now preparing for Europa League action after picking up all three points in an eventful Merseyside derby. The Reds are now within a point of leaders Manchester City ahead of Tottenham playing on Monday night, and they look as though they could be title contenders this term.

Though, for now, the focus will shift back to the Europa League, with Toulouse in town on Thursday night with just two points separating the top sides at the top of the group. As preparations get underway for that one, we have rounded up all the latest news and transfer rumours surrounding Anfield.

Shearer on defensive worries

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Alan Shearer has been speaking about Liverpool’s title chances after their win over Everton. “Yeah (they can win the Premier League), I think they’re always going to score goals with the talent that they’ve got up top,” he told The Rest is Football podcast. “Goals will never be a problem to them but my slight concern would be defensively at the minute.

“I know they’ve had an injury to [Andy] Robertson which they’re going to have to deal with, [Kostas] Tsimikas came in and got taken off. I still think they’re a bit iffy defensively but without doubt they’ve improved and I think they’ll give it a right good go for the title again this year.”

Sutton defends Salah

Chris Sutton has hit back at the Daily Mail’s Dominic King after he claimed Erling Haaland gets more respect from fans than Salah.

“I don’t know who you are mixing with! I think most people I know speak about Mo Salah in glowing terms,” Sutton said on the It’s All Kicking Off podcast. “Just because Erling Haaland has had a better first season, are you mythed by that? Why can’t we be happy for both? And who are you talking to?!”

Salah is already Liverpool’s top scorer this season with eight goals in 11 games, assisting four more.

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