Some sections of Liverpool supporters have called on manager Jurgen Klopp to drop Egyptian star Mohamed Salah for his recent poor performance. The requests came following Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final on Saturday.
The Egyptian missed a few chances against City and was poor in 2022 overall. He has only scored one goal in their last nine games.
Reds fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Salah’s recent run. Here are some of their reactions:
Salah didn’t enjoy his best game against Cityzens, failing to convert a big chance and ending the game without a goal or an assist. However, a player of Salah’s quality is unlikely to be let down by a manager. Especially with the Reds in the final stages of major national and continental competitions.
Liverpool got off to a fantastic start against City, with Andy Robertson providing the ball for Ibrahima Konate to head home in the ninth minute. The rest of the first half saw a brace from Sadio Mane that put Liverpool 3-0 up.
Manchester City struggled to find a return but scored early in the second half and added another in injury time. However, it was not to be for the Cityzens as the Reds progressed to the FA Cup final.
Liverpool continue to progress to an unprecedented treble
The Reds already have the Carabao Cup in their bag this season, and thanks to their forwards’ quick feet, they are in the FA Cup final. They will face either Chelsea or Crystal Palace in the final on May 14 at Wembley.
Chelsea will have good reason to worry about Jurgen Klopp’s men. The Blues were beaten by Liverpool in this season’s EFL Cup final on penalties in February.
In the Champions League, they will face Villareal in the semi-finals of the continental tournament. Unless underdogs Villarreal can contain the Reds, Klopp’s men are likely to be in the Champions League final in May.
They could also win the Premier League, with the side sitting in second place, just one point behind Manchester City. Any mistakes from Pep Guardiola’s side could see the Reds overtake them and win another trophy.
Klopp will have to keep his stars fit and prepare for what is expected to be the final stage of a grueling season. They will need to be at their best as they bid for the first continental quadruple in English history.