Gary Neville believes Mohamed Salah is the most worrying player at Liverpool right now. The Egyptian is in strange form.
Gary Neville highlighted Mohamed Salah as the most worrying player at Liverpool. The Reds are in poor form as everyone struggles to find their best. Salah, though, might be the most surprising of the lot.
“I watched Liverpool on Sunday [against Arsenal], I watched them at Old Trafford,” Neville told the Overlap. “People talk about the fact that [Sadio] Mané is missing but actually, [Luis] Diaz, [Diogo] Jota and [Darwin] Nunez, in particular, I thought were pretty decent and a real threat.
“The actual most worrying performance for me is the world star, the one who’s been nearest to winning all of the top awards – Mo Salah. Is that a case of bad form? A case of signing the contract?”
Worrying Mo Salah
Neville’s quotes came out before the game against Rangers last night – so we’re not sure he’s quite as worried about Salah anymore. The Egyptian came off the bench to score a hattrick in six minutes, setting two records in the process.
It was a performance that perhaps answered Neville’s questions, too. No, his form isn’t bad. No, the contract isn’t the issue. Instead, Salah is clearly suffering from Liverpool’s poor team performances. The Egyptian has been stuck out on the right flank, unable to get involved in games.
At Ibrox, however, Jurgen Klopp put Salah on as a central striker. It was a role he thrived in, getting involved about as much as it’s possible to get involved in just 22 minutes of action.
Rangers simply couldn’t cope. Salah showed everyone that the worry isn’t him – it’s Liverpool’s ability to get him involved in games. Fix that, as they did last night, and there’s nothing to worry about.