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Emile Heskey thinks Liverpool can ‘rely on’ Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi in order to replace Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in January.
Both Salah and Mane are set to take part in the Africa Cup of Nations at the turn of the year, which comes as a huge blow for the Reds.
However, former striker Heskey believes members of the current squad could help fill the void of the superstar duo in the Near Year.
“You’re missing someone for a month – that’s goals, assists, the ability that Salah gives you is going to be a huge miss,” said Heskey.
“Sometimes you rely on Mane if Salah is not there, but then he’s going away. It’s going to be tough, but someone will have to step up for them.
“[Takumi] Minamino scored on the weekend [against Arsenal], so he is another one who could possibly step up.
“Divock [Origi] hasn’t really cemented a place, but he can be relied on – I don’t know about a full season – but he can be relied on.”
Source – Liverpool ECHO