Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s star striker, has not been able to have a bigger impact on games so far this season, and Jurgen Klopp has offered up an explanation as to why.
In what has been a challenging season for the Reds, Mohamed Salah has not yet been able to regain his best form.
Mohamed Salah has received a warning from Jurgen Klopp that his season’s sluggish start has been caused by his being “too static.”
The Egyptian has had to bear a rocky start to the 2022–23 season, much like many of his colleagues.
Only two of his five goals, which he has scored in total across all competitions, have come in the Premier League.
Salah’s goal drought, which currently stands at four games, is one of the longest in his Liverpool career. Salah hasn’t scored a league goal since August.
When asked what exactly is wrong with Salah this season, Liverpool manager Klopp reiterated that the Egyptian is suffering from the lack of mobility in the Reds’ attack.
The German added, as reported by Sony Sports Network: “So, his position hasn’t really altered, nor has what he must do.
There are always times when we must go outside, but we also need him because the aim is somewhat more essential and he must be present.
Therefore, the observation is accurate. But we also concentrate on being flexible.”
Salah’s chances of retaining the Premier League golden boot seem slim. Erling Haaland has now scored 14 league goals this season and five more have come in Europe.
Salah has recently been under fire from former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique for bulking up, which Enrique believes is to blame for his current performance decline.
When Liverpool takes on the league-leading Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, Salah will be looking to snap his goalless league streak.
Although Liverpool easily defeated Rangers 2-0, it is unclear whether Klopp will stick with his new aggressive lineup when the Reds visit North London to face Arsenal.