Liverpool have had some deadly forwards over the years. We have seen Ian Rush bang them in in front of the Kop, we’ve seen Luis Suarez dazzle the Premier League. Mo Salah is perhaps one of the best forwards we’ve ever had at the club. This week we saw the best and the worst of Mo Salah in a frustrating yet impressive display.
Mo Salah at Liverpool
Since arriving from Roma in a £34m deal in 2017, Mo Salah has gone on to break record after record at Anfield.
He set the record for most goals in a Premier League season in his first campaign for the Reds.
He has scored on the opening day in four consecutive seasons.
He is just three goals in 10 games off beating Robbie Fowler’s record of fewest games needed for 100 goals.
He is mesmeric, relentless and most frustratingly, he can be incredibly selfihs.
Best and worst of Mo Salah
Last night we saw Liverpool cruise to a 3-1 victory against Arsenal.
The Reds first goal came after the Egyptian King spinned inside a helpless Kieran Tierney, firing one at Bernd Leno which the keeper could only parry into Sadio Mane’s path.
The ex-Roma man continued his strong display in the second half, late on darting inside and firing an inch perfect pass into Diogo Jota, finding the new man in space in the box – a chance that should have been finished.
Minutes later Salah’s selfish streak cost the Reds what could’ve been a goal to put the game to bed.
The Egyptian burst into the box and took the ball away from a waiting Jota, a ball which Mo never had much chance of controlling.
He took the chance away from both of them at a crucial time, when the right thing to do would’ve been to let Jota control it and shoot.
It is an age old adage that the best strikers are selfish ones but there surely has to be a limit, a sense of control. Mo lost that control last night, we truly saw the best and worst of him in a remarkable, yet frustrating display.