Gary Neville has suggested that Mo Salah’s return to Liverpool could be a bad thing, as the Egyptian is now seen “on a different level” to the rest of Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The former AS Roma striker’s brace against Spurs at the weekend earned the Reds their first away win of the season in the Premier League as he took his tally for the campaign to 14 goals (in all competitions). .
The FA Cup champions have yet to really get going this term, but former Manchester United defender Neville believes the No.11 is now “back in his prime”.
“It was positive that Salah is back to his best,” Neville told The Overlap (via Football365). “I think the first game I saw where I thought ‘he’s back’ was the Man City game.
“He was a different level [to everyone else]. Yesterday I thought the most shocking thing about Liverpool is that in the last three, four, five years, Salah has had class, but he hasn’t stood out above the rest.”
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“He has been one of many great artists. The moment he plays, he looks on a different level than the rest of his teammates.
“Now his team-mates are good, don’t get me wrong, but it’s a bit worrying for Liverpool because he seems like an amazing player at the moment. By far he is the best player on the pitch”.
Our winger is likely to rest against Derby County in the League Cup tomorrow night, but will lick his lips at the thought of getting on the scoresheet against managerless Southampton at the weekend.
Egypt did not qualify for the World Cup, so the 30-year-old will get a well-earned break when the tournament kicks off on November 20.
Liverpool team players not representing their respective nations in Qatar will head to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp with Klopp and his staff to ensure that when the Premier League resumes on Boxing Day they are in top condition. .
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