Rio Ferdinand and Fara Williams didn’t agree with Mohamed Salah as the Egyptian brushed off Liverpool losing to Inter at Anfield. The Reds did still qualify.
Mohamed Salah attempted to brush off Liverpool losing 1-0 to Inter at Anfield on Tuesday evening. His side still progressed, after all, and are in the quarter-finals.
The Egyptian suggested that it might actually be good for Liverpool, in fact. It’s a result that eases out any complacency without really paying a cost. “It wasn’t in the league and we qualified,” Salah told BT Sport.
But the pundits in the studio weren’t so sure. “Not really,” said former England international Fara Williams immediately after being asked her thoughts. She saw a vulnerable Liverpool side here that might actually give teams hope going forward.
Rio Ferdinand, too, didn’t understand Salah’s perspective.
“Not at this stage in the season,” he said. “When I look back on my time playing, momentum was massively key at this stage of the season.
“Any game that can start throwing doubts into your mind as individuals or as a team isn’t what you need. You need full throttle confidence.”
Mohamed Salah brushes off Liverpool defeat
We can see both sides here. It is a bit worrying if Salah is right, though – it suggests complacency grew on the back of this winning run.
But then if he was right, this defeat should ease it away. That’s undeniably a positive.
We’d just be a little surprised as this isn’t a Liverpool side that’s ever shown great complacency. In fact, they’re ‘mentality monsters’ who grind out result after result at their best.
Time will tell, then. If Salah is right, this defeat could end being perfect for Liverpool as they correct any issues immediately and push forward in their pursuit of trophies.