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Merson Makes Controversial Claim About Mo Salah Following Merseyside Derby Display

Ex-Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson says Mo Salah’s performance against Everton on Sunday was so poor that he would not have asked him back if he’d been on trial at the club.

The TV pundit feels the Liverpool forward just had one of those games where nothing seemed to go right at the weekend:

“If Salah would have come on trial to your club last week, he trained all week and you are like ‘we are going to have a practise match now’, you wouldn’t have him back. You wouldn’t. It was one of those games.”

Salah missed a gilt-edged chance in the first half when he was put through on goal by Fabinho. Everton keeper Jordan Pickford made a smart save, but the Egyptian would have been disappointed that he didn’t put away the opportunity.

The 26-year-old also had another decent opening in the second half but a poor first touch allowed Michael Keane to tackle him before he could get a shot away.

Salah was also poor against Manchester United last week but he was in good form in the 5-0 win over Watford between the two derbies. He’ll be hoping to be back to his best when the Reds face Burnley next Sunday.