Ian Rush has revealed what he thinks to be Mohamed Salah’s main problem during goal drought.
It’s a bit much to call it a ‘drought’, mind you, but it’s only because the Egyptian sets himself such a high bar to keep up.
He is now enduring the longest streak without scoring of his Liverpool career; having gone without a goal since facing Bournemouth in February.
The forward has seemed increasingly keen to end his stalemate, passing up a few opportunities to set up his team-mates.
Rush has offered some insight to what the star may be thinking. “You have to switch off,” Rush told The Times amid the criticism and negative attention Salah has received of late.
“Bob Paisley always said to me if you read the papers when you play well, then read them when you play badly or don’t read them at all.
“So I didn’t bother. You just have to focus on yourself, although with social media nowadays it is a million times worse.
“The only thing with Mo is he is probably having one or two extra touches where last year he was instinctively just hitting it. Now he is in a stage where he is trying to get the ball perfect on his left foot.
“It doesn’t matter what training you do, it is match day that counts. A fluke goal normally gets you up and running and brings the confidence back.”
The Egyptian King will have an opportunity to end his drought this weekend against Spurs. Should the Reds prevail we’ll stay atop the Premier League table.