Liverpool Forward Mo Salah Could Equal Three Year Old Goal Drought Against Fulham
Mo Salah has been incredible for Liverpool since he signed from Roma, 18 months ago. Since then he has hit 49 goals for the Reds, some of them in vital scenarios and exceeded any expectations the fans had of him when he came to Anfield.
However, in recent weeks, Salah has gone off the ball slightly. Last season, we saw a composed and quick-thinking finisher when through on goal however this season it seems the Egyptian is taking too much time in front of goal and has been caught dallying too many times in recent weeks.
Sadio Mane is one man who has really stepped to the fore in during Mo Salah’s goal-scoring drought. He bagged a brace at the Allianz Arena to put Bayern Munich out of the competition and the Senegalese frontman has provided a different goal scoring option for the Reds and taken the pressure of Salah this season.
Liverpool take on Fulham in the Premier League this weekend and if Salah fails to score, he will have gone five league games without a goal or an assist, his longest drought since January 2016. That is a run that has gone one for over three years and one that Jurgen Klopp will hope will come to an end sooner rather than later.
Craven Cottage will welcome Salah and the rest of his teammates this weekend as the visitors look to head back to the top of the Premier League, with Manchester City playing in the FA Cup at Swansea this weekend. That means, Liverpool will have played a game more than their title rivals but the pressure will be all on the Citizens.
That could work well for Liverpool who would rather be putting the pressure on their rivals and playing first than the other way around. Salah, Firmino and Mane will all play vital roles up until the end of the season in the Premier League, but they will also play a huge part in Liverpool’s success in the Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have received a lucky draw at the quarter-finals, coming up against Porto, arguably the weakest team left in the competition. If you compare that to the other ties, Man City v Spurs, Man Utd v Barca and Ajax v Juventus, you would have to say Liverpool should make it through to the last four once again.
This has the makings of being an iconic season for Liverpool, but Salah must find his feet in front of goal and they must keep their heads when the pressure is really on. If the Egyptian starts hitting the net once more, they could complete an iconic double.