John Aldrige: Salah’s performance against Fulham alarming
Former Liverpool talisman John Aldrige has urged Jurgen Klopp to sort out Mohamed Salah’s dry goalscoring run after their game against Fulham which saw the striker extend goalless streak to seven consecutive games.
Salah hasn’t been able to hit the back of the net for seven straight games now, his longest goal drought since joining the Reds.
This form is worrying many people as it could hinder Liverpool’s chances in lifting the Premier League title, and Aldrige is one of those.
“Salah turned in one of his worst performances of the season at Fulham on Sunday and the alarm bells should now be ringing loudly for his manager Jurgen Klopp,” Aldrige wrote in his column on the Irish Independent.
“None of us could have expected Salah to reproduce the form that saw him score 44 goals for Liverpool as he fired them into last season’s Champions League final, but his dip in form is now in danger of becoming much more than just a temporary blip.”
The 26-year-old winger has scored the 20 goals across all competitions so far this season, while also having nine assists to his name.
“Salah has scored his share of goals in recent months and even though he is a strong contender to win the Premier League’s golden boot for a second successive season, Liverpool’s star man has now gone seven games without a goal and I feel that the run is getting to him.”
“He was finishing chances without even thinking about it last season and that freedom has been lost in recent months, with what looked like partial returns to form against Watford and in the away game at Bayern Munich quickly forgotten after his display at Craven Cottage.”
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