The former Reds winger says transfer talk needs to be taken “with a pinch of salt”, with those at Anfield not about to phase with prized assets.
Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah continue to spark talk of interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona , however former Liverpool star Steve McManaman considers there to be no chance of sales being sanctioned.
Speculation is building once more when it comes to possible big-money movement all through a coronavirus-enforced break from competitive action.
Rumours involving Mane and Salah had commenced to rage some time before that , with there suggestions that both should see their head turned if formal approaches had been made from Spain .
Both have achieved masses at Anfield, turning into prolific and talismanic figures beneath Jurgen Klopp, and the possibility to take on a new challenge some other place should hold obvious appeal.
McManaman, though, can’t see Liverpool agreeing to part with any prized assets and is assured that no substance to unwanted gossip will be found.
The ex-Reds winger told HorseRacing.net : “Well Real Madrid already have Eden Hazard, they sold Rodrygo last summer and they’ve simply invested in Reinier in January, so I’d take rumours like that with a pinch of salt.
“Regardless of how the Champions League turns out this season, the best teams in the world at current are the English teams. Real Madrid and Barcelona are not!
“They both choose to start again and bring in a few new players due to the fact they’ve both had disappointing seasons this year, so they’re going to start turning their squads over.
“Despite this, I don’t suppose there’s any chance of both Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah going to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.”
While there has been talk of top talent leaving the Premier League for La Liga , possible movement in the contrary direction has additionally been mooted.
Brazil international defender Eder Militao has persisted a forgettable season at Santiago Bernabeu on the back of a 2019 swap from Porto , and Tottenham are now said to be mulling over a move.
McManaman can see why Real may additionally think about offloading the South American, however also feels that he is deserving of more opportunities with the Blancos.
The former Madrid star added on Eder: “His debut season in Madrid has been really nothing hasn’t it?
“I was surely impressed with him last season for Porto and I thought he was an exceptional central defender.
“Porto and the Portuguese league is different to playing in Spain with Real Madrid, however when I saw his performances in the Champions League, to me it made sense that Real Madrid had sold him.
“The thing that’s hampered Militao at Madrid is that when Zinedine Zidane went back to the Bernabeu he returned to his trusted back four who he thinks he can rely on.
“For the likes of Eder Militao and Ferland Mendy who joined Real Madrid in the summer, they’ve found turning into a permanent fixture in the starting XI difficult.
“I assume Militao was an incredible central defender at Porto and I suppose that’s the best time to judge him. I suppose the change of manager at Real Madrid has possibly hindered him if I’m being honest, like it’s hindered a lot of their new signings.”