Salah accused of ‘upsetting the flow’ of Liverpool after two winless matches
Transfer speculation may have affected Mohamed Salah, with the forward ‘upsetting the flow’ at Liverpool.
That’s the view of pundit Don Hutchison, who while labelling him ‘world class’, did suggest he is looking sloppier than usual.
The Egyptian is the Premier League’s top scorer with 13 goals in the Reds’ opening 16 games of the season.
But he has sparked some speculation over his future, when he refused to rule out a blockbuster transfer to the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Asked about his future last month, Salah told AS: "I think Madrid and Barcelona are two top clubs.
"Who knows what will happen in the future."
And Hutchison believes that rumours about his future at Anfield may be impacting his on-field performances.
Salah has failed to score in successive matches, with Liverpool failing to beat West Brom and Newcastle.
Against Newcastle, Salah was particularly profligate in front of goal, spurning a host of clear-cut chances.
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Hutchison told Optus Sport that the simple things appear more difficult for the 28-year-old, which is negatively affecting his team mates.
“I think he is world class. But he frustrates you when you watch him play, and not just with his finishing. It’s the simple things, he doesn’t complete a 10-yard pass, he seems a bit sloppy, bit casual.
“Sometimes he upsets the flow of Liverpool. He can give a ball away and Liverpool have to start again. Maybe the noises of Real and Barca may have affected him a little – but he seems off it.”
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