Liverpool Fatigue Concerns – Firmino, Salah & Mane

Liverpool will face Manchester City in the early kick off game on Saturday. The Reds are on a four game winning run and they have the quality to upset the Citizens in their own back yard.

No fewer than eighteen Liverpool players were away on international duty and we can expect some key stars to be fatigued for the all important fixture against the Sky Blues.

The Reds have been brilliant in the attacking third this season and a lot of credit for that goes to their front three stars.

Mane, Firmino and Salah have been top class under the management of Klopp this season but the trio have traveled the greatest distance and that could be a concern for the German manager.

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City players like Ederson, Gabriel Jesus, Aguero, Fernandinho had to travel a long distance to South America so Guardiola will face the same dilemma as well.

Firmino traveled 14,617 miles, Salah traveled 8,584 miles and Mane traveled 6,713 miles (Sky Sports).

Yesterday, the trio participated for their national teams. Roberto featured for 63 minutes for Brazil, whereas Mane and Salah played full 90 minutes for Senegal and Egypt respectively. Star playmaker Coutinho was on international duty as well but he has not played for the Reds this season.

Not to forget, Liverpool have to collide against Sevilla next week in the Champions League as well. In your opinion, should Klopp start his star attackers vs Man City?

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    IAN BORROWS 1 year

    Less than an hour gone and Liverpool are 3 down and down to 10 men since before the half. It has not been a vintage Liverpool performance really even forgetting about the 3 goals conceded. The intensity has disappeared from Liverpool’s play and it seems almost a pedestrian performance now. It is understandable that Liverpool have made changes with one eye on the champion’s league game next week, however, it does not really make for great game for the fans. Liverpool in the start of the game had a definite edge but did not take advantage. I like Salah with his pace and he has started well with his time at Liverpool but I do feel that his decision making and final ball need work. He had a number of opportunities to make an impact with passes and chances and with a poor final product, the chances fell away. Finally at 75 minutes gone and having conceded a 4th goal, if there was any doubt at this point then conceding a 5th before the end capped a miserable result for Liverpool handing Klopp his biggest ever defeat. Poor, poor, poor on the day!