Wilkins criticises Salah deal and Liverpool ‘priorities’

Date published: Monday 10th July 2017 11:45

Liverpool did not need to sign Mohamed Salah and should have sorted out their “priorities”, according to Ray Wilkins.

The Reds have made two signings so far this summer, with Roma winger Salah arriving alongside Dominic Solanke, formerly of Chelsea.

Salah completed his protracted move to Anfield in June for £34.3million, but Wilkins believes that money should have been set aside for another target.

The club’s move for Virgil van Dijk seemed close to completion last month but collapsed when Southampton lodged an official complaint against the Reds for their conduct.

Liverpool were forced to apologise for their actions and subsequently ditched their interest in the centre-half – a mistake in the eyes of Wilkins.

“You’ve got to say, priorities. When you’re looking at what Liverpool have, they have a fantastic forward division. Can they defend? No they can’t,” Wilkins told talkSPORT.

“Van Dijk is the man, but they’ve already spent £34million on Salah from Roma. Keep that money and put it towards Van Dijk. They have enough forward options, I don’t think they needed Salah.”

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