Despite his team collecting a third Champions League win in a row, Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah endured a frustrating night at Anfield as the Reds defeated Genk 2-1.
Is this the worst Salah has played since joining Liverpool?
The Egyptian was the only one of the regular front three to start, with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino among the substitutes, but instead it was Georginio Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who plundered the goals that gave Jurgen Klopp’s team the victory.
No player in the game had more shots than Salah with five, which was only one less than Genk managed in their entirety, but he got only one on target. [via WhoScored]
Even that one was anticlimactic, a tame effort hit straight at opposition goalkeeper Gaetan Coucke after being played through by Trent Alexander-Arnold. [via Sky Sports]
The 27-year-old’s lack of potency last night was highlighted by some reporters, with Sky Sports‘ Charlotte Marsh saying that he was “a victim of bad finishing” and Jack Lusby of This Is Anfield lamenting “another off day in front of goal, squandering chances that he would typically put away”.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter were also critical of Salah’s ineffectiveness in the final third against Genk:
I miss seeing Salah putting them away for fun…
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) November 5, 2019
It's getting really annoying.
— Inspector Jack Pot 🏆6x ⚪ (@niyi_knowbl3) November 5, 2019
Poor again tonight
— Simon Powell (@SiPo27) November 5, 2019
He's completely lost his composure in the final third.
— Raجaز ☭ (@rajaz_khan) November 5, 2019
Salh is not the same and he will never be.Its time we accept it he isn’t performing anymore even aganist genk.I feel really bad but thats the truth mane is our best player and has been for a while.Selling salah right now and buying sancho would be the best option
— 🔴 (@Rl112003) November 5, 2019
Doesn’t even feel like the same player when he first arrived
— Momin (@95Momin) November 5, 2019
Scores 1 in 10 attempts lately
— Marktomo77 (@Marktomo771) November 5, 2019
He was actually snatching at shots. I guess he was scared of getting hurt
— Nwikyz (@nwikyernest) November 5, 2019
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