The Egyptian King has been quietly crafting a superb season this year, with an all-round display of venomous attacking intent and world-class ability. The goal-scorer supreme has too often taken on the mantle of instigator and playmaker this season, perhaps as the middle men and hybrid roles continue to adjust themselves within this new and evolving Liverpool 2.0. What has not stuttered or wavered, however, is the near-impeccable flurry of goals and assists from our world-famous wide forward, who took it upon himself to get his footballing side back into today’s game on the coast. Brighton were a team who were keen to engage us, yet we had the perfect antidote for Roberto De Zerbi and his men.
192 goals and counting for Mo Salah now. 5 in the Premier League this season – only Haaland (8) and Son (6) have more. pic.twitter.com/0hxfMpSFnq
— LFC Stats (@LFCData) October 8, 2023
The last two results have been underwhelming and disappointing. With just one solitary point taken from respective trips to White Hart Lane and The American Express Stadium, we are all hoping that Arsenal v Manchester City ends in a draw, with maybe a few red cards courtesy of VAR. The reds’ game today (against the Seagulls) was a mix of either solid or horrible traveling performances from Virgil and his not so merry men. The uncoordinated style of our play can be picked at and poked by intelligent teams, however, today was slightly different to other games that have come before (and eventually been won), in that we tried to see out a game that was there to be won convincingly. A new system that is not yet refined and lacks and an actual defensive midfielder, will always give up chances to teams that work to exploit vulnerabilities. Klopp’s men must be able to outscore and outwork the opposing sides, especially when they too are not playing overly well themselves. A first half double by Mohamed Salah should have been the start of a solid away win, yet we walk away let down once again.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 8, 2023
The goal to take the scores to 1-1 was a well-worked piece of play that had both pressing and instinctive play intertwined in its DNA. The final player to receive the ball was someone that we would all prefer in front of goal, which allowed our number 11 to slot home and create the comeback. The second goal was a very well taken penalty, with the same corner receiving the ball for a second time. It must be noted that Dominik Szoboszlai was once again the standout player in the middle of the park and it is now an absolute January requirement to see a holding midfielder bought.
Hopefully, the short break for some irritating international games can see some issues ironed out.