He may benefit from the system, but find me another player who has scored a similar level of goals as Mo in the last 4 years. He does one of the hardest things in football -- scoring goals -- consistently. As such, I have a hard time buying into your assessment that he is overrated.
Also, go ahead and take Mbappe and Haaland off your wishlist -- neither one will be an LFC player any time soon (unfortunately).
His goal contribution has declined every year, however. His league goals per season have been 32 ->22 -> 19 -> 17, of which 5 (maybe 6) are pk's which he did not take before this year, so it's really 11 or 12 for comparison purposes. With 9 games left it's unlikely he reaches last year's totals (from open play).
In the past 15 games he has scored in only 2 of them from open play, and in another one (City) from the spot. That is not good enough and a big part of our scoring problems since the start of the calendar year, but largely goes unmentioned.
His '17/18 season was absolutely magical. What he did that year was unbelievable and when he does leave he surely deserves a lot of praise and credit for what he has done here.
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