Blistering Mo Salah Is Back To His Best For Liverpool

I have never quite understood doubters of Mohamed Salah.

In his first four seasons with Liverpool, the Egyptian forward struck 130 goals in 203 outings.

Yes, he hasn’t better his first season tally of forty-four strikes (thirty two in Premier League) but he’s certainly not been a one season wonder at Anfield.

The attacker has been in exceptional form once again this term. In England’s top flight, he has helped himself to ten goals in his opening nine appearances. He’s followed that up with five in three Champions League encounters.

As well as being deadly in front of goal, the twenty-nine year old is also supplying for teammates. So far he’s handed out five assists this term.

This past weekend his pace, skill and lethal accuracy had rivals Manchester United all ends up as The Merseyside Reds crushed their opponents at Old Trafford (BBC Match report).

After the game, Reds teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold would proclaim Salah as being the best in the world:

It is hard to question Trent’s assessment at this current time when you consider Salah has just netted a hat-trick against Man Utd and a brace against Atletico Madrid in two supposedly tough away encounters. That is added to his important goals against Chelsea, Manchester City, FC Porto and AC Milan.

It’s a sentiment that is shared by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp:

“Come on, who is better than him?”

“We don’t have to talk about what Messi and Ronaldo have done for world football and their dominance but, right now, he is the best.”

Klopp via The Guardian

The striker is a player for the biggest of occasions. He has the foot work to skip past opponents, the awareness to find space in the tightest of penalty areas and the ability to remain calm under pressure and steer chances beyond advancing goalkeepers.

According to stats website Whoscored, Salah has a passing success rate that sits consistently above 80% and on average this season he’s making around 2.3 key passes per game too.

Mo has found himself predominately playing out on the right-wing and he’s thriving there. It gives him more time on the ball and allows him to pick up pockets of space when his side are attacking down the lefthand side.

His return to true greatness might come at a cost though.

Rumours of a move to a rich club like Real Madrid (Source Football365) and PSG (From ESPN) have never truly went away.

Contract negotiations between Salah’s representatives and Liverpool’s heriachy are said to be continuing, although The Football Insider have reported that the player wants £500k a week to stay at Anfield.

If a deal can’t be done in a timely fashion then the possibility of more transfer rumours and not having a new contract could prove to be a distraction for Mohamed Salah.

At the moment though that’s certainly not the case and we can only sit back as football fans and admire a stunning player playing in what seems to be his prime!

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