Graeme Souness has told Mo Salah to prove him wrong after the Liverpool legend hinted the Egyptian could be ‘half in his chair’ after signing a mega new contract with the club in the summer.
The No.11 has two goals and two assists to his name so far this season but is yet to perform at his best.
He remained extremely quiet during the scoreless Merseyside derby clash at Goodison Park yesterday and was on the periphery for most of the afternoon.
“I’m watching Salah for Liverpool against Man United and in the first five minutes [Lisandro] Martinez goes right through him,” Souness told Sky Sports (via the Mirror).
“The rest of the game, Mo Salah looked for Martinez and looked for where he was. I haven’t seen the same Mo Salah since. I just hope – and he signed the big contract he wanted, but at this level, if you lose half a percent or a percent, you’re not the same player anymore.
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“I hope it’s not him who half sits in his chair because he signed a big contract”, Souness added. “I say this as a Liverpool supporter, I hope to anger him and prove me wrong.”
Jurgen Klopp has insisted he hasn’t asked the former AS Roma player to adapt his style of play following suggestions the 30-year-old is operating much wider than he is. what we have become accustomed to in recent years.
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Defenders usually double down on the Egypt international because he’s so good, but he’s been kept quiet by most teams so far this season.
We travel to Napoli on Wednesday night for our Champions League group stage opener and hopefully Salah will be at his best when he returns to Italy.
There’s no need to worry at the moment as it’s still the start of the season and there are plenty of others in Klopp’s squad who aren’t currently performing at the level they need. .
We’re confident last season’s Golden Boot winner will be back to his best form sooner rather than later and we can’t wait to see him tear through defenses again.