Liverpool’s current problems go deeper than just Mohamed Salah’s lack of form, according to Alan Hutton.

salah have yet to reach the heights of previous seasons and Liverpool have struggled. Two goals and two assists in seven games isn’t a bad comeback overall, but for Salah his debut was slow.

The Egyptian star has 159 goals in 262 appearances for the Reds and his exit looked possible this summer. But the 30-year-old pledged his future to the club and wrote a new agreement until June 2025.

He became the highest paid player in Liverpool history with a deal worth around £350,000 a week.

But his start to the season and that of Liverpool have been disappointing. And some pundits have suggested Salah has been asked to play wider this season.

Just five shots on target in six Premier League games and seemingly on the periphery of games filled that conversation.

But Jurgen Klopp denied that after goalless draw with Everton

“No, it’s not more than the other seasons or anything. I’m not sure what you see there,” Klopp told reporters after being asked about Salah’s positioning.

“We want to have Mo there in that position, but we want to have Mo, and we always have had him, more often in central positions as well.”

Former Anfield favorite Luis Garcia has even claimed that dropping the star man might be worth it.

“He doesn’t run into the box, he is far from the box, too wide sometimes. He is not near the box where he is very dangerous.

“I think Mo Salah needed a rest [against Napoli]”, Garcia said.

Liverpool ‘don’t click’

But Hutton believes the problems at Liverpool are “bigger” than Salah.

hutton said Football insider: “I think part of the problem is just that the team in general is not reaching the heights it has reached in the past.

“You wonder if this comes at the end of a cycle for this team. They have been unstoppable, outside of Man City, for several years now. They have always achieved high numbers. The same goes for Salah, but there’s a lot of pressure on his shoulders to make things happen when they’re not playing well.

“In the past he might have gone too far, got on the ball and tried to move things where it was instinctive and he knew the chances would come. Creative actors, whether [Andy] Robertson or link to Trent [Alexander-Arnold]anyone, have always been there for him.

“Everything is not working out at the moment and that affects his game as well. I don’t think it’s just him, it’s bigger than that. It’s more a team thing with Liverpool.


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