Football fans everywhere have come to hate the international breaks, as it disrupts the momentum of some teams and players.
However, Liverpool star Mo Salah must have relished some breathing room after falling under the hammer of not performing up to the mark.
The Egyptian is now goalless in his last seven games in all competition for Liverpool and the painstakingly obvious fact that he’s missing clinical nature in the final third is quickly becoming a worry. While Sadio Mane’s risen up in tough times to keep Liverpool’s hunt for glory alive, Salah needs to score goals soon to find back his lost confidence.
Having benefitted from a 10-day resting period as Egypt weren’t involved in the break, Salah now returns with a fresh mind. Fatigue was having a toll on him, as his goalless streak came during seven matches between a one-month span. Now a refreshed figure after getting some rest, the Egyptian can now properly focus on his task ahead.
Now his job is to break the myth of being ineffective against top-quality oppositions. He’s only scored a single goal in matches against top-six oppositions this season, which has brought him heavy criticism. However, he boasts a pretty good record when it comes to facing Tottenham Hotspur and any suggestions that he’s a ‘fraud’ are surely baseless.
Clearly, he’s a top class player but he looks to be running on empty. With perhaps the most important run of his fixtures in his Premier League career coming up, the break is invaluable.
Salah’s scored 5 goals in 7 appearances against Spurs, including a stunning effort last season, so he loves facing the North London unit, operating with added intensity and flair to bamboozle their topsy-turvy defence.
Refreshed from a much-needed break, Liverpool fans could soon experience plenty of fireworks at Anfield as the Egyptian’s now primed to get back to his menacing goalscoring ways and silencing his doubters.
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