Where has Mohamed Salah’s goal-scoring magic gone?
A question hovering over Liverpool fans, many of whom are surely really rather seriously worried by the Egyptian mysterious dip in form. He’s now goalless in the last five games in all competitions and having given some uncanny disappointing performances, Salah’s misfiring at the worst time.
That being said, he has the opportunity to right his wrongs against Bayern Munich. Facing the in-form German league leaders at the Allianz Arena, the Reds need another special performance to prevail. A man for the big occasion last season, they need their Egyptian hero to be at his best and get firing once again. Indeed, having enduring poor showing against top sides this season, Salah’s got many to prove wrong.
The Bavarians are a rejuvenated unit, yet their defence is still quite helter-skelter like. Joshua Kimmich is out due to suspension and Liverpool should pounce on this frailty down the wings, pulling the central defenders all over the shop and creating attacking overloads aplenty.
He might have missed some glorious opportunities in recent matches, but all his scuffs will be forgiven if he can hit the target on Wednesday night and ensure his side a safe passage into the quarter-finals.
The Egyptian needs to link-up with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane better, while capitalizing on the chances created. That sounds easy, right? Well, the former Roma forward’s dip in form has lead to him taking too long to think about his efforts, leading to either tame ones or the goalkeeper capitalising.
If he can get the better of the towering Manuel Neuer, not only would Salah’s confidence get a huge boost, but he can inspire Liverpool to progress into the Champions League quarter-finals again. If he does that, the Premier League title run-in could be very interesting indeed.
Liverpool fans, do you think this is Salah’s final opportunity to prove himself as a big-game player? Join the discussion by commenting below.