The Reds maintained their six-point gap at the top of the Premier League with a thrilling 2-1 win at Villa Park on Saturday.
Aston Villa summer signing Trezeguet put the hosts in front with his first goal for the club but Liverpool fought back and earned the victory through late goals from Andy Robertson and Sadio Mane.
Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas felt Salah was ‘really average’ against Villa and believes he should be dropped for the Champions League clash with Genk on Tuesday.
‘I watched the Liverpool game at the weekend. It was a cracking game and end-to-end with drama too, ’Nicholas told Sky Sports.
‘Liverpool are not at their best. People might suggest that once they get going, they will be ruthless, but they are getting away with it currently.
‘The Napoli and Manchester United matches were reality checks, but they could have been two or three down by the time they rescued things at Aston Villa.
‘Liverpool have a huge amount of games coming up. Mohamed Salah was really average at the weekend, as was Roberto Firmino, so Jurgen Klopp may leave a couple out and change it up.
‘The full-backs will stay the same and you have to leave Sadio Mane in, but Fabinho could also come back in.
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‘It is normally Firmino who he rests, but I would leave him in with Mane and leave Salah out. He may not like it but it needs to happen.
‘Divock Origi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will come in and I think it will be a fairly comfortable night nevertheless for Liverpool.’
Champions League holders Liverpool are currently second in Group E with two victories from three matches.