Paul Merson has advised that the arrival of Darwin Nunez at Liverpool has had a unfavourable influence on the performances of Mo Salah.
The Egyptian King has change into recognised as one of many world’s greatest gamers in latest seasons along with his unbelievable scoring report and ranges of consistency for the Reds.
With the £64m signing of Nunez this summer time, Jurgen Klopp’s facet at the moment are frequently working with an out-and-out striker for the primary time because the German’s arrival again in 2015 and Merson believes it’s resulted in a ‘drawback’ for the previous Borussia Dortmund boss.
“Liverpool had been at their best possible when Salah might make his runs inside,” he advised Sportskeeda (through Rousing The Kop). “The issue now’s that he can’t do this anymore with Nunez occupying that house up entrance and would possibly want to vary his sport.
“Klopp didn’t foresee this drawback, and might want to discover a approach round it – it’s just a bit blip for the facet.”
Our new No. 27 scored his second objective in as many video games for the Reds at Ibrox on Wednesday night time and when Mo Salah entered the fray within the second half the Egyptian King netted a six-minute hat-trick to silence his doubters.
Though we will perceive the place Merson is coming from and lots of Liverpool supporters have claimed our No. 11 is working so much wider than typical just lately, we imagine it’s solely a matter of time earlier than Nunez is firing on all cylinders and all of his teammates are on the identical wavelength.
You’d have each proper to recommend that we’re experiencing greater issues defensively quite than offensively as we’re scoring regularly – we’ve failed to attain simply as soon as this season and that was through the goalless Merseyside derby at Goodison Park in the beginning of September.
Klopp has considerably of a variety dilemma on the prime finish of the pitch for Sunday’s enormous conflict with Manchester Metropolis.
Bobby Firmino and Nunez began at Ibrox and impressed whereas Diogo Jota and Salah had been launched from the bench and made sensational impacts.
It will likely be attention-grabbing to see the beginning XI the German tactician opts for in opposition to the Residents on the weekend – we’ll simply have to attend and see!