Former Liverpool midfielder Don Hutchison says ‘the little things’ about Mo Salah are driving him crazy at the moment.
The Egyptian stole the headlines at the weekend when he scored Liverpool’s second goal against Manchester United in the 2-0 victory at Anfield.
After the Reds defended an injury-time corner, Alisson picked out an unmarked Salah to go and finish past David De Gea.
It was a great finish from Salah with Dan James chasing back to put him under pressure, and it was likely a big relief for the player who had squandered an earlier chance.
The goal aside, it was actually a fairly uninspiring performance from the former AS Roma man, with little coming off for him during the game.
That has been the story of Salah’s season so far, although he’s still provided brilliant goals and assists.
Speaking on ESPN FC, Hutchison gave his opinion that is likely to be shared by a lot of Reds fans this season.
He said: “He does [drive me crazy] you know. It’s because Mo Salah is so good. His link-up play hasn’t been as good and it’s the little things that drive you crazy.
“When he gets the ball, he has a five or 10-yard pass and he doesn’t complete the pass and you’re thinking this should just be routine. But then he goes and scores the goal and he just looks brilliant.”
TBR’s view – Salah ‘dip’ shouldn’t be a concern
Salah can indeed be very frustrating at times, but he can usually be relied upon to provide that moment of magic.
He will always be compared against his incredible first season at Anfield, but Salah has been still been fantastic in 2018/19 and again this term.
Given the team’s position in the table and the incredible form they’re in, it would be very harsh to criticise Salah, who has been key since his arrival.