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Many managers have spoken about the risks of criticising players in public. The players know when they’ve messed it up, they say. No need to labour the point, they say. Keep the criticism behind closed doors, they say.

As his treatment of Luke Shaw demonstrates, Jose Mourinho takes a different view. But why? Is there a higher purpose to this, beyond making it clear that certain squad members will be available this summer at a discount price?

Jonathan Wilson joins us to analyse Mohamed Salah’s sensational form. Why should many wide forwards now be scoring more goals than orthodox strikers? What does the ideal false nine look like? And now that Liverpool’s attacking set-up is paying off so brilliantly, will other clubs copy the template?

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