Warnock accuses Salah of not performing as a team player for Liverpool

Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock has rubbished claims via BBC Radio 5 Live that Mohamed Salah is back to his best on the pitch.

What did he say?

Salah was arguably the Reds’ best player last season as he scored a hatful of goals to help the club earn a top-four finish and reach the Champions League final.

The Chelsea reject stunned everyone by making such a significant impact in his first season at Anfield.

However, in the current campaign he has struggled to recreate the form of the 2017-18 season.

In total, Salah has scored nine goals and registered three assists in 18 appearances in all competitions, but his clinical touch has been missing.

Many thought that the attacker was getting back to his best after netting in his last two Premier League matches, but after watching the Egyptian fail to hit the target against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night, ex-player Warnock believes that Salah is playing selfishly.

He told BBC Radio 5 Live:

“Salah, I know everyone says he’s back to form, but I just don’t see it. I still think he’s out of sorts. I think he’s trying to play as an individual rather than a team player at this moment in time.”

Does he have a point?

There is no doubting Salah’s star quality, but it is understandable why Warnock would make such claims based on the performance in Parc des Princes.

Liverpool were on the losing end of a 2-1 scoreline and there was a lack of creativity across the park.

With the midfield struggling to spark attacks, the likes of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane failed to make any significant impact.

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Salah has improved in recent outings as he has been made the focal point in a 4-2-3-1 formation, but he still has a long way to go before getting back to his best form.

With the season approaching the Christmas period, there will not be many excuses for poor showings on the pitch.

Plus, the expectation is higher for the likes of Salah due to the precedent that they set last season.