Former Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher has said that Mohamed Salah’s ability to find the back of the net will ease the pressure on a number of his teammates.
Salah has scored 14 times in just 18 appearances for Liverpool this season – including nine goals in 12 matches in the Premier League.
The 25-year-old’s return to the Premier League was questioned following his struggles at Chelsea, but the attacker has proved to be a revelation at Anfield.
Carragher has claimed that Salah has the ability to score 25 goals this season, and has insisted that the Egyptian international will prove invaluable when it comes to taking the pressure off the likes of Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino.
Carragher told Sky Sports:
“Liverpool have got Firmino, but if Salah is getting the goals it doesn’t matter where he’s playing. If he is going to get 25 goals this season – which he looks on course to get – it’s not a problem what position you get them in.
“Firmino will probably get or 10 or 12, which is a good return for a wide player. If you flip them around position-wise it’s not a problem.
“Salah will take a little bit of pressure off Firmino in terms of that accusation that he doesn’t get enough goals. They’ve really got a top goalscorer now.”
Salah’s nine league goals this season have made him the highest scorer in the top flight ahead of the likes of Alvaro Morata, Sergio Aguero and Romelu Lukaku.
Liverpool will continue their Premier League campaign with the small matter of a home game against Chelsea on Saturday night.