Former Liverpool player Luis Garcia has claimed that Mohamed Salah is playing much wider than usual.
Speaking on ESPN FC, Garcia said that Salah has stopped running into the box for Liverpool this season.
You can see and I’m sure that Mo Salah knows himself very well, you can see that he’s not beating players one-v-one, he’s not running into the box, he’s far away from the box, too wide at times. He’s not close to the box where he’s very dangerous,” said the Champions League winner.
“I think that Mo salah needed a rest [against Napoli]. It’s very important that the players understand that it’s very difficult to play 63, 70 games that they played last year. There are going to be rotations because there’s a World Cup in-between and some players are going to need a rest.”
Liverpool and Salah still waiting for lift-off
Salah’s positioning at the moment has been a bit of a talking point during Liverpool’s slump in form.
Whatever it is, Salah is really struggling to get into goal-scoring positions at the moment. As Liverpool’s biggest goal-threat, this is a problem.
Whether that’s contributing to Liverpool’s problems or if it’s actually the other way around is difficult to tell.
Regardless, Salah has scored less at this point of the season than in any of his other years at Liverpool. Three goals in eight games may be a good record for other players, but not for Liverpool’s no.11.
Salah has also now gone four games without goal. Knowing Mo, he’ll be desperate to put that right. It’ll be interesting to see if and how his role changes to faciliate that as the season goes on.