Despite not keeping any clean sheets recently, Liverpool have shown their fighting spirit as they have picked up some valuable points, both in the Premier League and in the Champions League.
Sky Sports pundit Phil Thompson has expressed his ‘concern’ over the form of Liverpool’s Mo Salah after his side beat Genk 2-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday.
From the usual front three – Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Salah – Jurgen Klopp opted to start just the Egyptian at Anfield, as he failed to get on the scoresheet.
Over the weekend, Salah was taken off in the second half as he produced a poor display during Liverpool’s late win at Aston Villa.
Speaking to Soccer Special on Sky Sports News (05/11/19 at 10:10 pm), Liverpool legend Thompson is hoping Salah is saving his goals for Manchester City at the weekend.
“It is a concern,” Thompson told Sky Sports. “The ankle injury that he had, it’s just that push off the mark. It doesn’t look as though he’s free-flowing.
“He’s just not getting away from people as you have seen that burst of speed. He’s getting away, but it’s only within tackling distance. His shooting certainly wasn’t on target against Genk and maybe he saving them all for something.”
Since Salah suffered that ankle injury against Leicester City, he hasn’t had that bite in his play, but there’s no bigger way to showcase what he’s all about then on Sunday against your title rivals.
Liverpool will host Manchester City at Anfield, and Salah will be hoping to deliver the goods for his team because if he is on song then City will be in for a long afternoon.
Klopp’s side hold a six-point lead over City, and if they can pick up all three points on Sunday, then the confidence levels on Merseyside will only go up another level.