Liverpool face Premier League title rivals Manchester City on Sunday with the chance to put clear distance between themselves and the Sky Blues, but some Reds supporters have felt the need to demand that Mohamed Salah improves his game ahead of the key tie.
Salah had taken to Twitter ahead of the crunch clash to share a selection of images of the winger in training, as the Egyptian worked on his balance at the Anfield outfit’s Melwood facilities.
Some supporters have replied to the post by suggesting that the 5 ft 8 forward should be working on his shooting instead, following a number of fans slamming Salah for his efforts in front of goal against KRC Genk in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
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Fans were left disgruntled despite Jurgen Klopp’s men beating the Belgian side, as Salah attempted a joint-game-high five shots but only managed to direct one on target.
His shooting is not the only thing some Liverpool fans appear to be concerned about ahead of facing Man City, though, as supporters have also suggested the 27-year-old must work on his ball retention.
Only Sadio Mane has been dispossessed by an opponent more often in the Premier League than Salah of those called upon by Klopp thus far, with the Senegal forward losing the ball 24 times to the Egyptian’s 19 instances, per WhoScored data.
Mane is also the only Liverpool player to give away possession more often through unsuccessful touches, as the former Southampton star has gifted the opponent control 33 times in 11 games to Salah’s 32 in 10 appearances.
Here are some of the messages shared in response to Salah’s post of the winger working on his balance…
Maybe an extra shooting drill wouldn’t go amiss this week.
— Jacob (@Jacob_R_S_S) November 7, 2019
So is not losing the ball 2 out of 3 times
— BozleyRafa (@BozleyR) November 7, 2019
He won’t score on Sunday, he never shows up in big games anymore…
— . (@MagicBlade4) November 7, 2019
Please improve , you’re not playing as well as 2 seasons ago. Rooting for u
— wric94 (@wric94) November 7, 2019
I agree, but maybe work on your shooting. we need some goals Sunday
— sean pearce (@seanpearce01) November 7, 2019
cmon man.. we need you with your full potential against city
— jitendra suthar (@jitendrasuthar4) November 8, 2019
Train how to score easy chances
And stop wasting your time
— Nasser Shamlawi (@NasserShamlawi) November 7, 2019