Pundit Graeme Souness has recently been talking about Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah.
For the Egyptian international's standards, he has had a slow start to the 2022-23 Premier League campaign.
Salah has only found the back of the net three times in seven appearances. Souness has given his opinion on the 30-year-old's recent form.
"I’m looking at Salah for Liverpool against Man Utd and in the first five minutes (Lisandro) Martinez goes right through him. The rest of the game, Mo Salah looked for Martinez and looked for where he was," he told Sky Sports, as quoted by AW's Twitter account.
"I’ve not seen the same Mo Salah since. I just hope - and he’s signed the big contract he wanted - but at this level if you knock off half a per cent or one per cent then you are not the same player.
"I hope this is not him getting semi into his armchair because he has signed a big contract. I’m saying that as a Liverpool supporter - hopefully to make him angry and prove me wrong.”
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Anfield Watch Verdict
Liverpool signed Salah from Roma for a transfer fee of £37.80 million back in the summer of 2017.
Since then, the winger has scored 159 goals and registered 66 assists in 261 appearances for the club's first-team.
So, the expectations are high on Salah. But, we do agree with Souness that the 30-year-old has been a bit off the pace so far this season.
However, Salah is a world-class footballer. Therefore, we are backing him to find his feet again. The season is still young after all.
It's not like Salah has been terrible in recent weeks. He just hasn't been at his absolute best.