What’s the latest?
However, with seven league goals in 19 games this season, Salah is clearly below his usual scoring rate and hasn’t hit the back of the net in his last six appearances across all competitions.
What’s more, in his past three league outings – coming up against Brentford, Brighton and Chelsea – he has managed just one shot in each of those games, failing to hit the target with any attempts (via SofaScore).
After learning of this stat on Chasing Green Arrows, Jones suggested that Liverpool may well regret giving Salah a new contract after this poor run of form.
He said: “That’s just insane. I don’t know what’s happened.
“I bet they wish they hadn’t signed him up to a new contract, they should have taken the money for him while it was there.
“He has fallen off a cliff.”
Player in decline?
Seeing as Salah was the joint-top scorer in the Premier League last season with 23 goals, it’s certainly fair to say his form has dropped off.
Coincidentally, he shared that accolade with Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min and the South Korean has struggled even more than his counterpart this term with just four goals in the English top-flight.
Worryingly for the Reds, they made Salah the highest-paid player in their history when he signed a new three-year contract worth around £350,000 per week during the summer.
Figures like that mean he will be extremely hard to sell if he can’t fix his form. However, he is still 30 years of age and his drop-off may be related to Liverpool’s bad performances this term, as opposed to any personal decline – after all, they do sit ninth in the league at the moment.