Mohamed Salah explains why he’s ‘scared’ of Trent Alexander-Arnold in Liverpool matches
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Mohamed Salah has jokingly explained why he is “scared” of Trent Alexander-Arnold during Liverpool matches. The Egypt international has once again been Liverpool’s main source of goals this season with 13 from just 15 Premier League starts.
A large part of Salah’s success at Liverpool has been down to the creative players he has around him.
Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane both compliment Salah well in the front three positions.
But arguably Liverpool’s most creative players come from the full-back positions in Andy Robertson and Alexander-Arnold.
The Liverpool duo have admitted in the past to being in a constant competition to see who can get the most assists in a season.
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Alexander-Arnold has finished on top in the last two seasons with 25 assists overall, although he’s only picked up two in the league this campaign.
Surprisingly, only three of his assists over the last two-and-a-half years have been for Salah.
And that might have something to do with a fear the Liverpool forward has whenever he spots Alexander-Arnold getting ready to cross.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Salah was asked who he thought was the better crosser out of Alexander-Arnold and Robertson.
While staying neutral with his answer, Salah did admit to being frightened of the England international’s crosses.
“That’s a tough one, but Trent sometimes you get scared of touching his cross because he’s shooting on your head,” he said with a chuckle.
“Robbo is more calm, he just finds the player to put it in front of him.
“I can’t choose one really, they have different techniques, different styles. I can’t choose one, don’t put me in trouble.”
But despite Salah’s excellent form in front of goal, Liverpool have underperformed in recent weeks with back-to-back draws against West Brom and Newcastle followed by a defeat to Southampton.
The loss at St Mary’s saw Manchester United take advantage by leaping above their rivals in the league table.
Liverpool have a chance to regain their lead at the top though on Sunday when they take on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
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