Mo Salah’s Timely Return To Form Could Guide Liverpool To Their First Premier League Title

It’s been a pretty gloomy 2019 for Mohamed Salah, especially when you compare his form to that of 2018.

Yet in the last few weeks the Liverpool forward has shown us that he could be on there verge of becoming a talismanic figure again for the Anfield side and it could be happening at a perfect time for the club as they head into the final stretch of the Premier League title race.

We all know Liverpool haven’t won the Premier League since it’s formation in 1992 and the Reds are currently vying for England’s top price with current champions Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp’s men hold a slight advantage as they are two points ahead of their rivals but City do have a game in hand. It could be vital for both sides that they don’t slip up between now and the end of the season.

With that in mind, you need your best players to flourish and see you through the harder encounters that you come up against.

That’s why Salam’s most recent performances in the league could give Liverpool a massive boost as they prepare for their final four league games this term,

The Egyptian star had gone six games between the 10th of February and the 5th of April without hitting the back of the net. The forward was snatching at chances and looked to be at a low ebb. The constant questioning about his form from the media didn’t help things. Obviously that kind of form would’ve also worried the Reds support and the rest of his teammates.

Thankfully Sadio Mane has been in fairly consistent goalscoring form in 2019.

But against Southampton in the 5th of April, Salah grabbed the game’s second strike as Liverpool beat the Saints in a 3-1 victory. You could see that the goal took a weight off of Salam’s shoulders.

Yesterday was a huge game as The Reds welcomed Champions League chasing Chelsea to Anfield. Man City had won earlier in the day and that put the pressure onto Klopp’s men as they looked to restore their points advantage over Pep Guardiola’s side.

Chelsea came with a game plan that ensured they’d be tough to beat and breakdown.

You could tell that Liverpool were struggling to do just that in the first half as they couldn’t finish any of the various chances they created. Eden Hazard almost sucker punched them but his effort came back off of Alisson’s post.

I’m pretty sure Reds boss Klopp would’ve told his stars to do more of the same and the goals would come.

That’s exactly what happened as Mane struck in the 51st minute. That goal eased the tension.

Then a few minutes late Salah struck a wonderful shot from outside the box with his left foot, giving Chelsea keeper Kepa no chance as it rocketed into the roof of the net. The goal showed that the attacker is back on form and in the right mindset.

In fact you could tell that for most of the game leading up to that moment. Salah continuously looked to get on the ball, run at opposition defenders and try and create openings for himself. He was always buzzing in and round the righthand side of Chelsea’s penalty area.

According to football stats website Whoscored; no player made more shot attempts at goal or had as many as Mo’s three attempts hit the target. He also made four successful dribbles and completed 36 accurate passes.

After the win Jurgen Klopp said this to the Liverpool Echo:

“I said before when you ask me about I have concerns (about Salah).”

“The answer for football is always work-rate, and the work-rate of all three up front today, again, was outstanding.”

That shows you that the German gaffer has never doubted Salah’s ability and always backed him to get back amongst the goals. It’s crazy to think that people have criticised Mohamed’s scoring form this season, yet the forward has scored nineteen league goals and no one has actually bettered that tally!

Mohamed Salah was a live-wire and once again proved that he could handle the big occasions. He delivered when it mattered and that’s what Liverpool need from him and his teammates for the remainder of the season.

His performance against his former employers on Sunday will have the red half of Merseyside once again dreaming and even believing that they can finally end the wait for a Premier League championship triumph!

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