Former Liverpool forward Emile Heskey says Mohamed Salah’s goal drought is being caused by the winger trying to hard to find the back of the net.

The Egyptian has blanked in his last seven games in all competitions and Heskey thinks he’s trying too hard.

He said: “Salah’s still got 17 goals, so he’s not having that bad a season but he’s probably just trying a little bit too hard.

“He’s looking at the season before when he was scoring all these goals, confidence was high, things were ricocheting then going in.”

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Sadio Mane has stepped up hugely in recent weeks and has made Salah’s poor output less noticeable.


The Senegal forward has scored seven goals in his last five games in all competitions.

His incredible goalscoring form of late has propelled him to joint second in the Premier League goalscoring charts.

With a couple weeks off during the international break, the hope is that Salah can return to his prolific form of last season and help Liverpool win silverware this season.

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