In the aftermath of Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United last week, Mohamed Salah was the talk of plenty of discussion after failing to score in yet another big game for the Reds.
The Egyptian now has drawn blanks against United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich this season, leading to plenty of criticism and scepticism over his impact in big games.
Other than one early run, Luke Shaw was well on top of Liverpool’s no.11 last weekend, sticking tight to him and not letting him turn easily and drive forward. When Salah did get beyond Shaw, his end product was ultimately missing.
Sadio Mane has been Liverpool’s main man in recent weeks, scoring six goals in his last six appearances and netted twice in the Reds’ 5-0 win over Watford in midweek, with Divock Origi and Virgil van Dijk also getting on the scoresheet.
Salah struck the post in the game, now leaving him two games without a goal in the Premier League. He has never gone three Premier League games without a goal for Liverpool, something which doesn’t bode particularly well for Everton.