Sky Sports pundit Stephen Warnock has backed Mohamed Salah to find his scoring form as Liverpool embark on the final two months of the Premier League campaign. The Egypt international has failed to score in eight successive games for the Reds this year, but that has recently generated concerns regarding his form in the run-in.
He said: “Everyone is talking about it and we expect him to score for Liverpool. But off the ball he is creating chances for the likes of Firmino and Mane to score, by dragging more players on to him. The midfield have dried up a bit behind him but he will come good, he keeps on getting in the right areas.”
Liverpool are currently one point behind Manchester City in the race for the Premier League title but they can leapfrog them on Friday night where they are scheduled to play Southampton on the road. The match offers Salah with another chance to break the scoring drought, which would make him the fastest Reds player to reach 50 Premier League goals in history.
Elsewhere, the Citizens don’t have a league game for the weekend due to their FA Cup semi-final against Brighton & Hove Albion, and a victory for the Reds at St Mary’s should maintain the pressure at the top of the table. City have not dropped points since the league defeat at Newcastle United, but they have tough games against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United to contend with before the season concludes.