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      Mohamed Salah Player Thread

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      Robby The Z
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      Reply #2000: Oct 01, 2019 07:27:51 pm
      Doesn’t suit the agenda though does it. Media are desperate to create something that isn’t there, no need for them to keep banging on asking the question.

      First time I had seen Sadio asked directly.  I didn't expect it was an ongoing issue, but to hear him say it should end any lingering speculation
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      Reply #2001: Oct 01, 2019 08:00:28 pm
      First time I had seen Sadio asked directly.  I didn't expect it was an ongoing issue, but to hear him say it should end any lingering speculation

      It’s been spoken about in an interview with Robbo and Ox too.
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      Reply #2002: Oct 01, 2019 09:23:41 pm
      It’s been spoken about in an interview with Robbo and Ox too.

      Every time I see video of the squad training it strikes me how deep and positive the harmony with this group really is. Particularly in England I think that is such a vital boost to our chances of winning the title over 38 matches.
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      Reply #2003: Oct 02, 2019 12:36:37 am
      Who is saying they are bad or haven't proven their worth many times over?
      All some of us are saying is that in the last few games our forwards have been below par by their own incredibly high standards.

      Well, I've never said you or anyone said they're bad or haven't proven their worth either. What I'm saying is that it is pretty normal for a forward, no matter how good he is, to have a few substandard games here and there. So it's not the fact that Salah wasn't at his very best the last game or so that I'm questioning, it is however the fact that people are so concerned over that. We seem to have that kind of conversation every time one of Mané or Salah don't score for a couple of games, or if they miss a goal here and there ("he's lost his touch", someone always says). So f**king boring. Then Salah scores a hat-trick in a week and "damn, he's found his feet again". Seriously boring.
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      Reply #2004: Oct 02, 2019 12:37:58 am

      Mane has been in much better form this calendar year than Salah has.

      Mané has been in much better form this calendar year than pretty much every single motherfucker out there.
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      Reply #2005: Oct 02, 2019 05:10:42 am
      Sadio reiterates in today's presser that all is good between him and Salah. "He didn't see me. I got frustrated. It's football. It's all behind us." Glad somebody asked.

      https://www.facebook.com/thisisanfieldlfc/videos/3036058629798651/
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      Reply #2006: Oct 02, 2019 11:27:34 am
      The same people do the same thing every season.
      They try to create a narrative, ignore all evidence to the contrary, then use it to stir the sh*t.
      It's so sadly predictable.

      Remember last season and the "we don't score enough goals" bollocks?
      We scored more than the previous season, at pretty much every stage, but it didn't stop fools trying to create narratives, and that's all this is with Salah.
      You only have to look at the posters driving it.

      ??? so you think our forwards have been playing well the last 3 games, if so please provide the evidence to back that assertion up.

      The argument last season was that our midfield do not score enough goals, again I think there is good evidence to back that up, the same argument is true this season despite your assertion that our midfielders are told not to score by Klopp as they are basically just extra defenders or some such bollocks.
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      Reply #2007: Oct 02, 2019 11:28:50 am
      Well, I've never said you or anyone said they're bad or haven't proven their worth either. What I'm saying is that it is pretty normal for a forward, no matter how good he is, to have a few substandard games here and there. So it's not the fact that Salah wasn't at his very best the last game or so that I'm questioning, it is however the fact that people are so concerned over that. We seem to have that kind of conversation every time one of Mané or Salah don't score for a couple of games, or if they miss a goal here and there ("he's lost his touch", someone always says). So f**king boring. Then Salah scores a hat-trick in a week and "damn, he's found his feet again". Seriously boring.

      If you find it boring, why comment on it???
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      Reply #2008: Oct 02, 2019 11:12:27 pm
      2 vital goals and while others may disagree those were goals I felt he needed to put to bed a little bit of desperation in his game.

      Won us the points and back on the goal scoring trail with tough games ahead where we may need him firing.
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      Reply #2009: Oct 03, 2019 01:55:20 am
      2 vital goals and while others may disagree those were goals I felt he needed to put to bed a little bit of desperation in his game.

      Won us the points and back on the goal scoring trail with tough games ahead where we may need him firing.

      Back in scoring touch just in time for Leicester and the Mancs. Perfect timing.
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      Reply #2010: Oct 03, 2019 11:25:29 am
      I’ll give him his due he was better last night, 2 really important goals.
      Still doesn’t seem very sharp to me but if he’s scoring goals that’s the main thing
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      Reply #2011: Oct 03, 2019 11:59:42 am
      there when we needed him.
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      Reply #2012: Oct 03, 2019 12:31:20 pm
      Beautiful second goal with the Firmino lay off, stunning
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #2013: Oct 03, 2019 01:01:41 pm
      I think the Mane situation took him back a little bit and affected his performance in recent games, however,last night Salah seemed to be getting back into swing of things & hopefully get back to being a sharpshooter again..
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #2014: Oct 05, 2019 11:18:34 am
      Think he’s 1 goal worse off than at this stage 2 years ago in all comps. In the league he’s matched the 4 goals and is 1 assist better off.

      For the league, he’s currently 1 goal and 1 assists better off than this stage last season.

      But the comparison and claims of “where’s Salah from 2 years ago” still get thrown around.

      Seems he tends to start the season a little slower than you would expect and than his goal tally’s so far would suggest but then he really hits the ground running.

      I’m sure not having a proper pre season for a few years isn’t helping matters.
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      Reply #2015: Oct 05, 2019 05:24:24 pm
      Think he’s 1 goal worse off than at this stage 2 years ago in all comps. In the league he’s matched the 4 goals and is 1 assist better off.

      For the league, he’s currently 1 goal and 1 assists better off than this stage last season.

      But the comparison and claims of “where’s Salah from 2 years ago” still get thrown around.

      Seems he tends to start the season a little slower than you would expect and than his goal tally’s so far would suggest but then he really hits the ground running.

      I’m sure not having a proper pre season for a few years isn’t helping matters.
      I agree with you and I think that he is a world-class player regardless. Yet I still feel like he looks slower, less sharp than usual and I feel like this has been going on for some time now.

      Today, for example, he started the game looking very sharp, very quick, found his teammates whenever he passed the ball and the usual extra defensive attention that he gets didn't seem to matter that much, but then he gradually became sluggish. By sluggish, I am mainly referring to his sharpness. He was slower to react, started giving the ball away more and more. He went one on one with the keeper and (even tho it was offside) he was very hesitant and took so much time before shooting. Granted it was a tight angle but when he is on his A-game the shot would've come much earlier and with much less hesitation.

      Idk what is causing this lack of consistency in his game. Is it purely him not being as good as he can be or is it slight changes in the way we play as a team that maybe don't necessarily benefit him as much as it did in his first season?

      One game he'll be wreaking havoc on that right flank and making a significant impact goal or no goal, assist or no assist and the next game he'll be barely recognizable and noticeable and almost every ball leaving his foot will be a miss pass or a desperate attempt at goal from a bad position.

      I think this is part of the reason Sadio snapped last time. It's okay to be selfish and hungry for goals, but you can't be having a stinker of a game where almost nothing that comes off your foot is of quality and then try to snap out of it by basically taking on 2-3 defenders and shooting from improbable angles and positions.

      I hope he's alright and he can come back to his best version as soon as possible.
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      Reply #2016: Oct 05, 2019 06:24:15 pm
      I agree with you and I think that he is a world-class player regardless. Yet I still feel like he looks slower, less sharp than usual and I feel like this has been going on for some time now.

      Today, for example, he started the game looking very sharp, very quick, found his teammates whenever he passed the ball and the usual extra defensive attention that he gets didn't seem to matter that much, but then he gradually became sluggish. By sluggish, I am mainly referring to his sharpness. He was slower to react, started giving the ball away more and more. He went one on one with the keeper and (even tho it was offside) he was very hesitant and took so much time before shooting. Granted it was a tight angle but when he is on his A-game the shot would've come much earlier and with much less hesitation.

      Idk what is causing this lack of consistency in his game. Is it purely him not being as good as he can be or is it slight changes in the way we play as a team that maybe don't necessarily benefit him as much as it did in his first season?

      One game he'll be wreaking havoc on that right flank and making a significant impact goal or no goal, assist or no assist and the next game he'll be barely recognizable and noticeable and almost every ball leaving his foot will be a miss pass or a desperate attempt at goal from a bad position.

      I think this is part of the reason Sadio snapped last time. It's okay to be selfish and hungry for goals, but you can't be having a stinker of a game where almost nothing that comes off your foot is of quality and then try to snap out of it by basically taking on 2-3 defenders and shooting from improbable angles and positions.

      I hope he's alright and he can come back to his best version as soon as possible.

      I hope hes alright but perhaps a little break is what he needs.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #2017: Oct 06, 2019 06:36:10 am
      Fingers crossed his injury doesn't keep him out for any sort of extended period, I don't believe he has an international fixture to worry about which is good news. As for his form, as I said earlier in this thread I don't think the micro-analysis is necessary. He's still playing pretty good (we're only 4 days gone from him scoring 2 very important goals in the Champions League). A lot of people got on his back after the Mane tantrum and I actually think this has affected him slightly, he tried to find Mane a few times yesterday when in truth he probably would have been better going it alone.
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      Reply #2018: Oct 06, 2019 10:06:15 am
      Fingers crossed his injury doesn't keep him out for any sort of extended period, I don't believe he has an international fixture to worry about which is good news. As for his form, as I said earlier in this thread I don't think the micro-analysis is necessary. He's still playing pretty good (we're only 4 days gone from him scoring 2 very important goals in the Champions League). A lot of people got on his back after the Mane tantrum and I actually think this has affected him slightly, he tried to find Mane a few times yesterday when in truth he probably would have been better going it alone.

      I agree with this, Mo is not that far from top form, he just needs to find the right balance between shoot and assist again plus regain a bit of confidence in front of goal, it's why I was advocating playing him against MK Dons, a nice easy game to score a bucketload of goals in, play for one half then go off, confidence restored etc.
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      Reply #2019: Oct 06, 2019 11:23:39 am
      For once, International break can help us with him!
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      Reply #2020: Oct 08, 2019 11:38:25 am
      Read it's not serious but that hes touch and go for United. Hopefully for us and him, hes fit to go!
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      Reply #2021: Oct 08, 2019 01:24:39 pm
      Read it's not serious but that hes touch and go for United. Hopefully for us and him, hes fit to go!
      Looks like some people might get their wish of him being out the team.
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      Re: Mohamed Salah Player Thread
      Reply #2022: Oct 08, 2019 01:27:18 pm
      Let's be honest, that was an awful professional foul, and he should have been sent off.

      No intention to play the ball, only to take the player out.
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      Reply #2023: Oct 09, 2019 04:38:28 pm
      Let's be honest, that was an awful professional foul, and he should have been sent off.

      No intention to play the ball, only to take the player out.

      Reminded me of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CogObX8tsM8

      Hopefully the impact on the player nowhere near the same.
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      Reply #2024: Oct 10, 2019 09:27:09 am
      Reminded me of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CogObX8tsM8

      Hopefully the impact on the player nowhere near the same.
      In fairness, it was nothing like that.

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