Sadio Mane and Mo Salah have been crucial to Liverpool’s swashbuckling attacking football under Jorgen Klopp.The reigning Africa player of the year – Salah, has scored 26 goals in all competitions while Mane has weighed in with nine.
And former Kop star Danny Murphy who has hailed their individual talents attribute the pair’s successes partly to cheating. .
“What Salah and Mane do, and I’ve watched them several times this season, is they are partly brilliant when they attack because they cheat a bit,” he told Sky Sports’ The Debate.
“They don’t track full-back really that often and when Liverpool break out they break with pace.
“Those two particularly with their pace against Tottenham’s full-backs could be a problem.
“If Pochettino plays four at the back at Anfield and goes for Liverpool they are going to be in trouble.
“If he plays five at the back it’s different because you’ll have Mane and Salah running onto three and not running in behind full-backs.”
Liverpool take on Tottenham on Sunday.