Jose Enrique, a former fullback for Liverpool, thinks Mohamed Salah’s physicality has made it harder for him to outwit opposing defenders.
The Reds have had a sluggish start to the season; they are currently in ninth place, 11 points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Following his disappointment during international service earlier this year, Mohamed Salah in particular hasn’t been able to recapture his form in previous seasons.
The 30-year-old missed out on winning the Africa Cup of Nations after losing to Senegal in February, and only a month later, Egypt missed out on World Cup qualification after losing again to the Teranga Lions on penalties.
Regarding Salah’s performance, Jose Enrique is adamant that the Egyptian has more to offer and suggested that he alter his training regimen to get back to his typical pace.
“Salah hasn’t been the player since he returned from the AFCON in January, according to Enrique,”
“By his usual standards, his scoring since then has been pretty dismal. For a player like me, it would be fantastic, but for Salah, it is insufficient,”
“First and foremost, there is not enough competition. He hasn’t been good enough for many games. He is currently overly strong, and you can see that he has slightly lost his quickness,”
“He hasn’t aged in a year, but he ought to take a cue from Nunez and Luis Diaz, who have the ideal body types. He has lost the ability to beat players one-on-one since he is currently too strong” he added.