Liverpool Will Struggle to Replace Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah has been a great performer for Liverpool during his seven seasons with the club. After having somewhat underwhelming stints with Chelsea and AS Roma, Salah was signed by Jürgen Klopp back in 2017 and has not looked back since.
He has etched his name in the pantheon of the Anfield greats and will have his name uttered in the same breath as of Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness, Ian Rush and Steven Gerrard.
He has also won the PFA Player of the Year award twice and the Premier League Golden Boot thrice, making him one of the more accomplished players in England at the moment. Needless to mention that he has won the UEFA Champions League and Premier League titles with the Reds.

Salah Continues to be One of Liverpool’s Best Players this Season

The current form of the Egyptian, who will be 32 next week, is a bit underwhelming. It is the reason why he has been left out of the starting XI in the Reds’ recent matches. His tiff with Klopp during a match has also grabbed the headlines recently.
Still, it cannot be forgotten that the Egyptian winger has scored 25 goals this season so far, too. His form has suffered a dip since coming back from the African Cup of Nations, but that still does not make him an inferior player overnight.
However, it can be argued that he is past his prime as a player. Hence, Liverpool might think of selling him at the end of the summer. Although replacing him is not going to be easy for the club.

Liverpool’s Other Forwards Have Not Been Firing Either

Both Cody Gakpo and Darwin Núñez have had underwhelming seasons for Liverpool with 15 and 18 goals, respectively. Diogo Jota, who has been injured for a considerable period of time, has scored 15 goals in 32 matches.Then there is Luis Diaz, who has scored 13 goals so far.
That means that Salah is still the Reds’ most prolific goal-scorer. If one adds to that his ability to register assists, it makes him one of the most valuable players in the league still. Liverpool does not have a specialist right winger in their squad except the Egyptian.
Harvey Elliott has played in the position at times this season, but is more comfortable as a midfielder. He still is not that adept offensively and struggles to exploit the inside channels as properly as a typical winger would do.
This is why Salah might still be useful for the club for a season or two, unless the Reds opt to buy a young right-winger for next season. With Arne Slot set to take over from Klopp at the start of next season, it might once again involve a sort of a rebuilding for the Reds.
It remains to be seen whether Liverpool decide to bring in a hefty amount by selling the Egyptian or persist with him for another year. As of now, there is a considerable chance that Salah leaves the club before the next season starts. Either way, Salah has done enough to be remembered as a club legend.

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