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Liverpool lost another two points in hopes of retaining the Premier League title, as they drew 0-0 against Newcastle United on Wednesday night.
One man who will have disappointed Jurgen Klopp with his performance was winger Mohamed Salah, as the Egyptian struggled to stamp his authority on the game.
The winger was also guilty of missing two great chances for the Reds on either side of halftime, first being denied by Karl Darlow, before shooting wide after being found on target by Roberto Firmino.
According SofaScoreThe former Roma player earned a 6.0 rating for his display, which comfortably ranked him the worst player on the field on both sides as he struggled to have a real influence on the game going forward.
Klopp’s team finished 2020 at the top of the league, but the German coach will surely be furious that Salah was unable to finish his chances during the game, as that would have secured a five-point lead over second-placed Manchester United.
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During his time on the pitch, the 28-year-old touched the ball just 31 times, one less than the 32 touches by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.
Despite this, the winger was still able to lose possession eight times, and the Newcastle defense apparently outgrew him, so it came as no surprise when Xherdan Shaqiri replaced Salah with a few minutes left.
Echo of Liverpool They were also critical of the Egyptian’s performance, rating him 5/10 after the match, suggesting that it was not his night and that he was a waste heading into goal.
In 2019, the winger was highly praised by Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, who said:
“Unfortunately for Mo, it didn’t work out here, but it’s a huge credit to him. He went to Italy and then he came back and now he’s a superstar. “
After the disappointing draw at St James Park, it seems clear that Liverpool will have a lot to improve when they take on Southampton away from home in their next Premier League game; otherwise, you risk falling to the top of the league.
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