Liverpool former defender: Salah deserves time to retrieve firing form
Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol has admitted that the Reds main man Mohamed Salah’s struggles this season has begun since Christmas, but argues his overall showing grants him time to recover his form back.
Salah scored 20 goals and eight assists up until now across all competitions. 17 of them came in the Premier League putting him second on the goalscorer chart, just one behind Sergio Aguero.
However, the 26-year-old winger has been on a dry streak for the past four games in the Premier League.
“Considering what he’s done the last 18 months, you have to let him ride this out. Strikers go through periods where they just can’t do anything right – that’s exactly what he’s going through now,” Nicol told ESPN FC.
“Benching him isn’t going to make it any better, taking him off isn’t going to make it any better. He’s earned the right to have the time to sort this out.”
“This is the business time of the season so it needs to be sorted out pretty quickly. I know he scored in February but, for me, since Christmas, he’s been struggling. The worst thing is his touch, his touch has deserted him.”
“When your touch goes, it starts biting into your confidence as well. For me, really since Christmas, he has been struggling.”
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