There is little doubt in some fans or definitely not in the minds of the so-called expert pundits that Mo Salah has not been the same the player this season.
Let’s face it, there was always going to be a massive challenge for the Egyptian wizard to duplicate his heroics of last season which almost took his side to the 2018 Champions League crown which as we know Gareth Bale won for Real Madrid with a stunning overhead kick along with a couple of seriously bad goalkeeping errors from Lorus Karius.
As Liverpool prepare to face Everton this Sunday at Anfield in a fixture which is going to be tough with the improving form of Marco Silva’s Everton side who are on a good run of their own with 2 wins over Brighton and Cardiff as well as an away draw with Chelsea to show for their last 3 Premier League matches the Blues will pose quite a threat with the in form Richarlison.
Any fans looking to have a punt would be well advised to see out the best information on betting before making a bet as this one really could go either way given recent history and current form.
As we know Jurgen Klopp moved swiftly in the summer and last winter’s window to correct the issues with his side.
Adding Virgil van Dijk was huge as he has been a rock at the heart of the Reds defence and has improved all those around him with Dejan Lovren playing at the top of his game again, with Andy Robertson going from strength to strength, Joe Gomez looking more and more and like a truly international player and Trent Alexander-Arnold again becoming a more viable option to Kieran Trippier for England everyday.
Clearly Alisson was the man everyone is looking to as the big difference maker and so far he has been pretty decent.
Many have said Mo Salah has not been the same this season which was never going to be easy anyway. After being knocked out the Champions League Final by a an best crude Sergio Ramos tackle and then playing at the World Cup when he was clearly not fit it has taken time for the Egyptian “King” to recover.
Clearly his manager feels the same when speaking about Salah to Sky Sports:
“He always tried everything. The only thing was his body needed time to adapt. Still a world-class player, still a threat in a game, but in the scoring situations not the same calmness or the same coolness.
“But since before the last international break it was completely obvious in each training session it had clicked again. He’s there.
“People need time but you, we, don’t give them time because we don’t have time. If you are in doubt easily then it could affect you but not for one second was he in doubt and I was not in doubt.
“Even Mo Salah is a human being and he needed time.”
So Klopp’s words nicely spice up what is always one of the best games in football – the Merseyside Derby. The title is looking like it is between Liverpool and Man City but they are still also competing with Man United and Chelsea for transfer targets for next season so every game has so much riding on it.
Whether Salah shines or Richarlison announces himself on the big stage we shall see but the game should be a treat with Liverpool the favourites.