Jose Enrique has claimed that Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah looks like he’s lost a yard of pace.
Salah, 28, was one of the talking points from Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat at home to Chelsea on Thursday night in the Premier League.
The Reds were beaten at Anfield once again due to a Mason Mount goal, which leaves them struggling down in seventh in the league table and at risk of missing out on a Champions League position.
Salah was substituted off by manager Jurgen Klopp just after an hour against Chelsea, which shocked most people with the team trailing and desperately needing a response.
The right-winger is the top scorer in the English top flight with 17 league goals, but the manager opted to take him off.
Enrique was left bemused about the tactical decision from Klopp, plus he made an interesting comment about Salah’s speed.
“I know he’s not been playing his best football, but I don’t know why [Klopp] changed him when we know he can score anytime. I don’t really understand that,” Enrique said on his official Instagram account.
“Salah, he’s not as quick as he used to be,” he added later in the video.
Salah wasn’t at the races last night, but so many times this season he’s been the go-to man for Liverpool and is one of the few that has kept his standards high the majority of the time.
The Reds attacker has 24 goals across all competitions this campaign and is carrying a lot of the workload right now.
Enrique suggests that Egyptian superstar Salah is slowing down somewhat, but plenyt of times this season he’s still looked rapid on the wing and regardless of his pace he’s still extremely tricky cutting onto his left foot.