What's the story?
Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey has claimed that the Premier League table-toppers are at risk of losing their star forward Mohamed Salah if they fail to win a major title this season.
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Liverpool have once again failed to capitalize on the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table after they were held to a 1-1 draw by a solid West Ham side.
Sadio Mane scored the opening goal of the game in the 22nd minute before Michail Antonio equalised for the Hammers six minutes later. An inspiring West Ham side took charge at home as Liverpool saw their players making grave mistakes that a team challenging for the title shouldn't be making.
This marks Liverpool's second draw in five days, raising questions about their ability to sustain their title challenge with Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur breathing down their necks.
The heart of the matter
Former Liverpool star Emile Heskey has now brought up the possibility of Liverpool losing their stars, particularly Mo Salah, if they fail to win a trophy this season.
When asked about a potential Salah exit, the former English striker told Express Sport, "There’s always that risk [of players wanting to leave]."
"The relationship between the players and the Liverpool fans is such that they always want to give the league another go."
Heskey added that while an exit is always possible, Liverpool's front trio have plenty of reasons to stay.
"I’m not saying that they [Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane] wouldn’t go, but there is plenty of reason for them to stay."
Jurgen Klopp's men are at risk of losing their lead at the top of the league table as defending champions Manchester City are scheduled to face Everton on Wednesday, February 6.
Liverpool will hope to keep their Premier League challenge alive when they go head-to-head with Bournemouth on Saturday, February 9.Published 05 Feb 2019, 11:21 IST