Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool striker, has been heavily criticized in recent times due to a decline in his level and number of players compared to previous seasons.
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Looking at Salah’s numbers for the current season (2022-2023) and comparing them with previous seasons, it will be clear that in general there is a decline, but we must take into account that there are still 12 matches before the Egyptian pharaoh. the end of the premier league.
Mohamed Salah has scored 11 goals this season in the Premier League, down 8 goals from his worst season (2019-2020), but he has room to add more goals.
However, the Egyptian star’s total goals this season is 22 goals, one less than in the 2019-2020 season, so this season will not be the worst for the Egyptian star if he manages to score two goals in 12 matches. which is very likely.
Mohamed Salah has scored 8 goals this season in the Champions League, his second-best result in a single season for the Champions League, on par with last season, which saw the Reds reach the final and trailing the season. (2017-2018), in which he also reached the final.
John Aldridge, a Liverpool striker between 1987 and 1989, called on German manager Jurgen Klopp to lift the Egyptian footballer’s immunity.
In a statement to the British newspaper The Liverpool Echo, Aldridge said: “I love Mohamed Salah, but Klopp needs to stop considering him an untouchable player.”
He continued, “Mo is Mo, but he should be kicked off the team if he doesn’t play well, which doesn’t happen on the ground.”
And he concluded: “We have 4 players at Liverpool who can play in the attacking position, and these are Cody Jacobo, Roberto Firmino, Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota, and all of them, except for the Brazilian, were tested on the left flank. positions, but they have never played on the right in the position of Salah, and this is illogical.
In turn, Jose Enrique, a former Liverpool defender who defended the colors of the Reds from 2011 to 2016, spoke of the indisputable disappearance of Salah’s influence this season.
Enrique commented on the statements of the analyst of the English channel BT Sport and former Arsenal player Christine Sutton on Salah, which sharply criticized the Egyptian pharaoh.
Sutton confirmed that Bukayo Saka, the Arsenal winger, has beaten Salah on the right flank this season, saying: “Saka is winning the battle on the right. Salah does not have the same strength at Liverpool this season.”
Enrique commented: “I completely agree that Salah is not in the best shape. He has disappeared since late 2021, especially after losing the African Cup of Nations with Egypt against Senegal. Only the blind deny it.”
Enrique stressed that Salah has mental issues despite continuing to score goals, but not at levels similar to previous years.