Joe Gomez talks up Mo Salah at Liverpool FC

The Liverpool FC star talks up Mohamed Salah's contribution to the Liverpool FC team

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah Photo: Mohamed Salah / Instagram

Joe Gomez has highlighted Mohamed Salah’s overall contribution to the Liverpool FC team despite a slow start to the season.

The Egypt international started his second campaign with high expectations on his shoulders following a breathtaking return of 43 goals in all competitions last season.

Salah had netted three times in eight games in the Premier League ahead of their trip to Huddersfield Town after the international break to raise questions about their form.

However, the African forward scored his fourth league goal of the campaign in the first half to help Jurgen Klopp’s side battle to a 1-0 win against the Terriers at John Smith Stadium last weekend.

Salah then scored his 49th and 50th Liverpool FC goals in a 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League at Anfield on Wednesday night.

While Salah has only provided one assist for a team-mate in the current campaign, his ability to create space with his pace and put opponents under pressure make the 26-year-old a key member of Klopp’s team.

Gomez, who has started at right-back in Liverpool FC’s last two top flight games despite impressing at centre-half alongside Virgil van Dijk earlier in the season, underlined Salah’s contribution to their best-ever start in the Premier League.

“It’s a massive goal [his strike against Huddersfield last weekend] and I’m happy for him,” Gomez is quoted as saying by the Daily Express.

“Mo is bound to put pressure on himself – he strives to get the best out of himself every day.

“We all know his quality. It’s not just about goals with Mo, even when he’s not scoring he’s still making a big contribution to the team.”

Salah moved to Liverpool FC in a £39m deal from AS Roma in the 2017 summer transfer window having spent three seasons in Serie A with Fiorentina and the Rome outfit.

The African forward netted 32 goals in the Premier League season last term to finish at the top of the league’s goal-scoring charts and win the PFA player of the year award.

Salah finished just five goals short of Ian Rush’s Liverpool FC record of netting 48 times in a season.

He suffered a dislocated shoulder in the first half of Liverpool FC’s 3-1 loss to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final last term.

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