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Liverpool’s goal-scoring problems continued as they fell in a 1-0 loss to Southampton on Monday night.
The Reds have already scored once in their last three games against West Brom, Newcastle United and Southampton respectively, despite taking a combined 41 shots in those games.
So despite their defensive crisis, it seems that much of the blame falls on Liverpool’s offensive trio and it was perhaps Mohamed Salah who disappointed the most at St Mary’s.
According SofaScore, the Egyptian winger earned a 6.4 rating for his performance, which was Liverpool’s second worst, with only Trent Alexander-Arnold rated worst of the players who started the match.
While the Englishman was perhaps to blame for Southampton’s opening opener and mourning his passing during his time on the pitch, he was at least involved in the Liverpool game, while Salah was anonymous throughout.
The former Roma player had just 34 touches of the ball during the 90 minutes, which was fewer than Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, while completing just 11/18 passes, resulting in a 61% lower pass accuracy rate. awesome.
Should Salah be eliminated for the Reds’ next game?
Despite his lack of participation, the winger was still able to lose possession 16 times during the game, while winning only five of the 12 matches in which he took part.
While Salah is obviously a top-tier player in Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp is right labelled him “world class” earlier this year, has been extremely poor in his last three games for the Reds, following their impressive performance off the bench in the Merseyside club’s 7-0 win against Crystal Palace last month.
Echo of Liverpool Salah rated Salah a 5/10 in the game against Southampton so they clearly agree that he was nowhere near his best at St Mary’s.
With that in mind, perhaps Klopp should consider giving the Egyptian international a bit of rest when Liverpool take on Aston Villa in the FA Cup on Friday, especially with Xherdan Shaqiri who has returned to top form recently.
Regardless of what the German manager decides, it seems clear that the Reds desperately need Salah to return to his best level, otherwise they risk falling to the top of the Premier League table in the coming weeks.
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