Craig Bellamy defends Mohamed Salah’s form at Liverpool FC

The Liverpool FC legend believes Mohamed Salah has still produced some decent performances for the Reds this season

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

Craig Bellamy believes Mohamed Salah is still contributing to the Liverpool FC team despite a slow start to the Premier League season.

The Egypt international was a revelation during his first season in the Premier League after the 26-year-old scored 43 times in all competitions.

Salah’s incredible return made his £39m price tag seem like a bargain after Liverpool FC reached the Champions League final and finished in the top four.

The former Chelsea FC winger won the PFA player of the year award after Salah netted 32 times in the Premier League to finish ahead of Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero.

Salah suffered a dislocated shoulder in Liverpool FC’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League showpiece, but the Liverpool FC no11 managed to recover in time for Egypt’s World Cup campaign.

The African star hasn’t looked as sharp in Jurgen Klopp’s team this season, possibly as a result of shoulder injury or his exertions in the World Cup campaign.

Salah netted three goals his first eight games in the Premier League in the current campaign, but the African forward hasn’t netted in the Champions League or the League Cup yet.

However, the attacker found the net for the first time since 22 September for Liverpool FC in the 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town on Saturday evening.

And former Liverpool FC striker Bellamy is still impressed with Salah’s performances in the Premier League this season despite failing to recreate last term’s form – so far.

“Even though Salah hasn’t hit the form foal wise as he has last season I still believe he is offering a lot to the team,” Bellamy told Sky Sports.

“I believe last year was incredible. It was one of those years.”

Before Saturday’s goal, Salah had scored in Liverpool FC’s victories over West Ham United, Brighton and Hove Albion and Southampton in the Premier League this term.

Asked about scoring his 50th goal in English football after Saturday’s victory, Salah told BT Sport: “It’s a good feeling.

“[But] the most important thing is to help the team get the result and now we are on track.

“It doesn’t worry me [when I don’t score], the most important thing is the team, so as long as I help them get the result I’m not worried.

“We had four or five players starting in the team for first time. All of us are at the same level so we have to fight [for our places].”

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