Ex-Liverpool FC star insists Mohamed Salah is under pressure

Former Liverpool FC defender Stephan Warnock insists Mohamed Salah is under a lot of pressure

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

Stephen Warnock believes Mohamed Salah is struggling to cope with the pressure in his second season at Liverpool FC.

The Merseyside outfit signed Salah in a £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma in the 2017 summer transfer window.

The Egypt international scored 44 times in all competitions during his first season at the Merseyside outfit.

Salah won the PFA player of the year award following the African forward’s debut campaign at the 18-time English champions.

The 26-year-old scored in a 4-0 win against West Ham United before Salah netted the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Brighton.

Salah netted his third goal in Liverpool FC’s 3-0 victory over Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon – but he drew another blank in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea FC on Saturday.

Some pundits have suggested that the Egypt international could suffer from second season syndrome.

Former Liverpool FC defender Warnock believes Salah is struggling to deal with the pressure at Anfield.

“He has been away at the World Cup,” Warnock told BBC Radio 5 Live. “He has massive pressure to perform again this season.

“He is out to prove he isn’t a one season wonder. Sometimes the pressure is draining. Now he is thinking about it.”

Liverpool FC signed Salah despite the African star struggling to impress during a brief stint at Chelsea FC in 2014.

The Merseyside outfit signed Naby Keita, Fabinho, Alisson Becker and Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer transfer window.

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