Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has struggled this season, according to Ally McCoist
McCoist was speaking on TalkSPORT about Liverpool’s FA Cup defeat yesterday.
Jurgen Klopp’s team suffered their second defeat at the Amex this month.
They would have been hoping for vengeance yesterday after being beaten in the Premier League a few weeks ago.
Harvey Elliott gave the visitors the lead after a hectic first quarter.
Brighton, on the other hand, surged into the game and were level before halftime due to a deflection Lewis Dunk goal.
Klopp made a few substitutions in the second half, and their performance faltered as a result.
Fabinho was fortunate to avoid a red card after a reckless challenge on Evan Ferguson just minutes after being introduced.
In injury time, Brighton punished Liverpool with a goal worthy of winning any cup contest.
Liverpool’s offense has been anemic compared to prior seasons, and McCoist believes Salah is no longer the same player.
McCoist believes Salah has deteriorated significantly for Liverpool.
“I had question marks all season regarding Liverpool’s midfield,” McCoist stated on TalkSPORT about the Reds’ troubles. They haven’t been particularly consistent defensively.
“Trent has been out for a while, Andy Robertson has been out for a while, and Van Dijk has been out for a while.
“They’re not anything like last year.” ?
“Salah’s not the same. His standards were ridiculously high, but they have dropped.”
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“Up front, Nunez has yet to fire, and there have been one or two injuries.”
“I don’t care what anyone thinks about Salah, he’s not the same player.
“I don’t care what they say; his standards have sunk. Don’t get me wrong: his standards were extraordinarily high at one point, but they have since lowered.
“He doesn’t appear to be delivering the same level of quality.”
For a long time, the £34 million forward has been one of Liverpool’s top players.
Salah has assisted Liverpool in winning the Champions League, a number of cup competitions, and, of course, the Premier League.
Liverpool, on the other hand, appears to be a club in transition, with issues all over the field.
The departure of Sadio Mane has had a significant impact on the balance of Liverpool’s assault.
Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez have yet to reach the same heights as the Senegalese attacker.
Liverpool’s season has been hampered by injuries, but they shouldn’t be struggling as much as they are.
Salah hasn’t looked like the same player for Liverpool this season, as McCoist points out, and that needs to change quickly if this season isn’t a failure.