The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are still reeling from their sides second-half collapse in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Liverpool went into the interval with one foot firmly placed in the knockout stages of the competition after a rampant 30 minutes in which they took a 3 nil lead in Seville. The Merseyside club have a famous history of being involved in games which feature a second-half turnaround from a 3 goal deficit, but unlike the events that unfolded in Istanbul in 2005, Liverpool will be keen to forget the result.
So, focusing on the shining light of their season so far could help lift the mood amongst our local Kopites. Indeed, Mo Salah’s record-breaking form on Merseyside has delighted our punters, who believe he could soon get even better.
Salah has started the season in blistering form for The Reds with 14 goals from 19 appearances already to his name in all competitions this season. Considering Salah is typically a wide-player, his goal-scoring record is remarkable.
However, in the same number of appearances he has only collected 4 assists for the club, which is probably a result of the system Liverpool play and Firmino’s preference to drop deep to collect the ball.
If Liverpool sign another striker to play in a slightly more advanced role, Salah would have greater opportunity to utilise his tremendous crossing ability and his eye for a through-ball in behind the line of defence.
Although Salah is already exceeding all reasonable expectations that he commanded at the beginning of the season, there is reason to suggest that he still has another level to find, and the signing of a striker who plays in a more advanced role would allow the league’s top-scorer to find new ways of exploiting the opposition.