Liverpool might be hoping Mohamed Salah’s surprising relaxation on the weekend can assist propel their talisman again to prime type.
The Reds have endured their worst begin to a season beneath Jurgen Klopp, accumulating simply 9 factors from their opening six video games.
Liverpool then suffered their joint heaviest Champions League defeat after being hammered 4-1 away to Napoli on Wednesday.
“Klopp, you take a look at what he’s completed at Borussia Dortmund and the way his profession ended there, it’s taking place once more at Liverpool,” talkSPORT host Jason Cundy stated.
“Liverpool proper now are spiralling uncontrolled. They don’t seem to be the identical workforce. [Sadio] Mane is a miss.”
Liverpool initially thought they solely had two days to regroup and bounce again at residence to Wolves within the Premier League on Saturday.
However that fixture was among the many many to be postponed as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II following her unhappy passing.
Liverpool will now return to motion at Anfield for his or her second Champions League group sport in opposition to Ajax on Tuesday as a substitute.
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The additional break day might show helpful for a variety of the membership’s fatigued and out of shape stars – a lot of which look to nonetheless be feeling the impacts of final season’s mammoth quadruple hunt… however none greater than Salah!
Along with spearheading Liverpool’s cost to safe an unprecedented 4 trophy haul, Salah additionally confronted the heartbreak of shedding the AFCON remaining on penalties earlier than Egypt missed out on World Cup qualification.
Salah did safe his Liverpool future in July, signing for 3 extra years for round £350,000-a-week.
But with solely seven targets in his final 28 video games and with out one in his final 4, Reds icon Graeme Souness fears Salah might be ‘in his armchair’ however expressed his hope that the winger will show him fallacious.
And Salah might be determined to take action immediately in opposition to Ajax and finish his longest ever Champions League aim drought at eight video games.
The 30-year-old was nameless within the Napoli humiliation however stays Liverpool’s all-time prime scorer in Europe’s premier competitors with 34 targets.
Salah didn’t internet the final time Liverpool and Ajax met within the Champions League in 2020-2021 and it’s not simply the person himself eager for him to begin banging within the targets once more.
Liverpool have by no means begun a Champions League marketing campaign with two defeats of their opening video games.
One other loss in opposition to an inform Ajax aspect can be the newest Liverpool low – all eyes might be on Salah to make sure that doesn’t occur…