Held to a goalless draw to Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday, Liverpool allowed Manchester City to return to the top of the Premier League table
A mediocre haul of ten points in their last six league fixtures sees the Reds currently sitting one point adrift of the reigning holders.
Although Jurgen Klopp’s men fought tooth and nail to secure all three points in the Merseyside derby, a few wasted opportunities by Mohamed Salah and Fabinho eventually cost them first place.
Talking about the Egyptian’s recent performances, the former Borussia Dortmund manager has stated the ex-AS Roma star would have easily grabbed two or three goals in another match.
Mohamed Salah missed several great chances to see Man City remain top of the Premier League https://t.co/pFlLeguGxO— Football Headlines (@Footheadl) March 3, 2019
“It’s difficult. When you see the situation on the iPad he is doing everything right and then in the last moment, the decision, [if] you make it a millisecond earlier and the defender can still jump in…
“We had our moments. There is no reason for him taking it or not taking it. You have to fight against the opponent and the boys did that.
“On the pitch, sometimes, the boys are able to score in situations like this, but it’s [down to] an inch on the boot. On another day he scores two or three. That’s how it is.”
Salah’s goal drought lasts since early February, and he seems unable to find a way out of crisis although he had a couple of clear-cut opportunity to seal Toffees’ faith.
Denied by the home goalkeeper Jordan Pickford on multiple occasions, the 26-year-old has infuriated the Reds supporters, who have called him ‘overrated’ after the game.
Frustrated by a long period of waiting and praying for the Premier League trophy, Liverpool fans have demonstrated they have a “zero tolerance” attitude to struggling players, and Salah is not an exception.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Sadio Mane > Mohamed Salah #MerseysideDerby— Naim (@naim_b123) March 3, 2019