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Jermaine Jenas Questions 'Selfish' Liverpool Trio After Another Loss

Jermaine Jenas Questions 'Selfish' Liverpool Trio After Another Loss
By Maurice Brosnan Updated

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool succumbed to a 1-0 loss against Chelsea last weekend, following on from their 4-2 loss against Roma last Wednesday. Despite this, they are in the Champions League final and still third in the Premier League, but former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas feels they are risking playing themselves into bad form.

Jenas's concern focuses on the Liverpool front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. This trio has enjoyed an electric season which has seen them land 29 goals collectively in the Champions League, a stat that Jenas feels may have inflicted their thinking against Roma.

Speaking for his BCC Column, Jenas feels the last two games have been a poor indicator for the Liverpool attack.

Mohamed Salah did not look that interested against Chelsea, which was odd, but I was more concerned with the way Liverpool's entire front three played at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.

I saw something in the second leg of their semi-final against Roma which I have not seen all season, which was Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane being selfish for the first time.

At their best, the Liverpool attack perform as a collective unit, but Jenas suggests a concern with who will secure the top scorer tag has led to a decline in their game.

It was almost as if they had looked at the records books about who had scored what in the Champions League and were thinking 'I want to be the man who scores the most'.

That doesn't matter. People have been talking about this Liverpool attack as being among the best front threes we have seen in European competition, but that is on the basis of them playing together as a unit. Yes, it is just one game where that did not happen but it has happened this week, and it was followed by another game against Chelsea where they did not link up as well as usual.

Liverpool are in a curious spot at the moment. With just two games left, they are two wins away from a historic season and two losses away from the Europa League. First up is a home tie with Brighton this Sunday, with the final in Kiev just two weeks after that.

You can read Jenas' full comments here. 

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