Mohamed Salah has hit out at those criticising his form this season, telling Sky Sports that there is undue focus on his goal-scoring record.
The Egyptian has scored 17 goals and assisted eight in 32 Premier League appearances this season but scored 32 and assisted 11 in 36 games last season.
He told Sky Sports: “I didn’t score for a couple of games but there are some players who has the same number of goals as me but people are saying those players are having the best season of their life.
“There are three or four players and no-one talks about them – they say they have a good season and I’m the only one that has had a bad season. I want to win the Premier League – that is the most important thing to me.”
Sergio Aguero, the Premier League’s top goal-scorer, has 19 goals and six assists for City this season. The Argentinian has been lauded for his form but Salah has been slammed for his six-game goal drought.
Raheem Sterling has 26 goal contributions in the league this season and has been widely celebrated for enjoying his best ever campaign.
Meanwhile, Salah feels criticised for a season where he only has one goal contribution fewer. This is particularly impressive when you consider he is always man-marked by one or two defenders at all times.
With six games remaining this season, there is still plenty of time for the Egyptian to rekindle the form that made him the most formidable forward in England last season.
Liverpool are two points ahead of Manchester City in the league table and will likely need to maintain their winning form until the end of the season to win the title.
City need to slip at least once in order for the Reds to be named champions for the first time in almost 30 years.