Owen claims Liverpool duo are ‘not pure finishers’

Michael Owen has urged that Liverpool’s spectacular duo Mo Salah and Sadio Mane are “not pure finishers” after their 1-1 draw against Newcastle.

Liverpool was the higher side against Steve Bruce’s males. That they had 22 pictures over the 90 minutes, however they solely transformed one in all these alternatives.

That goal got here within the third minute via a solo high quality piece by Salah.


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They have been punished for not including to their lead at cease time comparable to Joe Willock equalized for the Magpies.

Owen informed BT Sport, as quoted by talkSPORT, after the sport that Liverpool missed alternatives proves that Salah and Mane will not be pure finishers:

“That is the problem: Mane, a great player, scores a number of goals. Salah, additionally an unbelievable player, scores a number of goals.

“However they are not pure finishers, they are not somebody you may dangle your hat on.

“They’ve persistently scored goals as a result of Liverpool, like in the present day, have created so many probabilities.

“However they’ve been missing, or the team has been discovered missing a lot of the season with missed alternatives.”

Jurgen Klopp said after the sport that their draw against Newcastle felt like a loss:

“We scored a fantastic goal, [but] they did not finish the sport off. [We] I did not play sufficient. Counter attack can occur however we needed to maintain on, hold the ball and make them run.

“We stored them alive and they deserved the goal. They scored the one earlier than, unfortunate for Wilson but it surely’s handball. We do not even take this current. [It’s] very tough to take.

“Why it occurred, I do not know. We needed to hold the ball. In a sure means, we’re not preventing sufficient or protecting ourselves able the place we dominate the sport.

“We acquired 70% of the ball, we should always get 80%. We created a number of probabilities, we did not score with them, so we’ve got to create extra. That is how it’s. We’re not doing that well on the moment.

“They fought for it and we acquired virtually nothing, however a point. It looks like defeat.

“If you happen to deserve it, you deserve it. I did not see us deserve it in the present day taking part in Champions League subsequent year. ”

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