By Johnny Edward:
Former Super Eagles striker, Ayodele Makinwa believes the exit of Mohamed Salah in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final cost Liverpool the game Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Salah was replaced just after 26 minutes in Liverpool’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in Kiev due to a dislocated shoulder injury.
And Makinwa says the injury to the Egyptian winger dashed the hopes of Jurgen Klopp’s side.
“They were out of ideas after he (Salah) was replaced due to injury, and that was because they didn’t have another plan,” Makinwa told CSN.
“It was so unfortunate that he left the game in that manner which gave the Real Madrid defence freedom and more time on the ball.
“The game was balanced a bit and We didn’t see Marcelo make those runs out of the defence.
“I hope these young Liverpool players will gain experience from this and do better next season.”