Stats-based football platform Squawka has highlighted the exceptional performance of Liverpool star figure, Mohamed Salah, in this season’s Premier League.
Squawka delved into the comprehensive dominance exhibited by Mohamed Salah in the current Premier League campaign. Despite altering his gameplay to align with the team’s new strategies, Salah’s productivity remains consistent.
Liverpool head coach, Jurgen Klopp, referred to his reshaped team as “Liverpool 2.0” following significant midfield changes in the summer. Klopp has strategically positioned Salah in a wider role within the midfield to expand the team’s play during possession phases.
During the crucial attacking moments, particularly in the final third, the Egyptian captain adjusts his positioning to become more centrally oriented. Here, Salah excels in both scoring goals and setting them up for his teammates.
His adjusted approach now places greater emphasis on his technical prowess and collaborative plays, moving away from his previous reliance on individual dribbling and speed to outmaneuver opponents.
The 31-year-old footballer has participated in 27 matches across various competitions this season. In these games, he has achieved a tally of 18 goals and nine assists. Particularly in the Premier League, he has managed to score 14 goals and assist eight times in 20 appearances.
During a match against Newcastle United at Anfield, the Egyptian player experienced a setback when he missed a penalty in the initial half. However, he managed to bounce back in the second half, scoring a goal facilitated by a skillful combination play from Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez.
For the second goal, the 31-year-old displayed his playmaking abilities by setting up Diogo Jota, who then passed to Curtis Jones for a score. Later in the game, Salah showcased his assisting prowess, delivering a perfect pass to Cody Gakpo who converted it into a goal.
To seal the victory, the captain of the Egyptian national team netted another goal in the 86th minute via a penalty kick. Despite facing early challenges in the game, Salah once again demonstrated why he is considered one of the most lethal forwards in the global football arena.
Squawka reported on X that Salah currently leads in both goals and assists, as well as in expected goals and assists in the Premier League. He also boasts the highest number of shots on target, big chances scored, big chances created, open-play chances created, and touches in the opposition box this season.
Salah is set to leave for the AFCON tournament to serve as the captain for the Egypt national team. His departure creates a significant void in the Reds’ attacking lineup, placing a responsibility on other team members to fill the gap.
Having played a pivotal role in positioning Liverpool favorably at the top of the table, it becomes imperative for his teammates to ensure the team’s continued success in his absence and upon his return.
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