The former Reds midfielder believes Jurgen Klopp will do all he can to keep top talent on his novels, but the strange sale might need to be sanctioned.

Sadio Mane is worth more to Liverpool than #140 million ($162m) and Mohamed Salah should be the one offloaded if a sale must be warranted, says former Reds midfielder Don Hutchison.

Speculation continues to indicate that prized assets on the books at Anfield could be the topic of big-money bids within the next transfer window.

La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona have been heavily linked with the likes of Mane and Salah, together with the Spanish heavyweights forever on the marketplace for the very finest talent on Earth.

Liverpool are under no pressure to part with anybody, but their hand might be forced if heads are turned — as they’ve discovered in previous dealings.

Hutchison feels Salah should function as one moved on if the Reds are forced into the corner, with Mane offering much more than an Egyptian forward who could be”so bad it is false” when it comes to principles.

The former Liverpool midfielder told ESPN FC: “I would not [accept #140m for Mane], I would not.

“They’re the exact same era but it’s Mo Salah I watch each and every week, and his numbers are astonishing do not get me wrong and you can not take that away from Mo Salah, but when we were talking about the Champions League before the Atletico Madrid match, you see Mo Salah and the man does genius things but he does the simplest things so bad it is untrue.

“He can not pass a ball five yards, he seems to keep playing with this ball where he attempts to nutmeg everybody from whatever side he is on if he is coming off the right flank on his left, tries to play it to a striker through a body of gamers that is never on.

“And you see him and go:’Certainly this was coached, certainly Jurgen Klopp and his coaching staff have attempted to coach Mo Salah,’ and he does the basic things really poorly, yet his numbers are terrifying and he scores a ridiculous quantity of goals in the Premier League and the Champions League.

“So I would disagree, I think if you are going to sell anybody and you had to sell one – do not get me wrong, I would not sell any if I had been Jurgen Klopp – but if one was to go and you offered Mo Salah for somebody just like Jadon Sancho, I possibly would take this swap.”

Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho has been mooted as a potential goal for Liverpool, together with fellow Bundesliga celebrity Timo Werner — with the prolific RB Leipzig striker leaving the door open for a switch to England.