Liverpool is having a tough 2022-23 Premier League season. By their exceptionally high standards, Jurgen Klopp’s men have been nowhere near good enough, as they trail leaders Arsenal by a staggering margin.
Despite the Reds’ woes, Mohamed Salah has still managed to find the net on a regular basis. The Egyptian has not been quite as prolific this term as he has in previous seasons, but where would Liverpool be without Salah’s goals and presence on the pitch?
Reds to miss out on ‘Top Four’?
Liverpool is a massive club all over the world, including in Australia, where a rough estimate of 600,000 supporters cheer their favorite Premier League on regularly. The fans are desperate for the Reds to break into the top four this season.
Bettors Down Under can take advantage of the bet365 registration code and get odds of +225 for the Merseysiders to finish in the UEFA Champions League places. Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle United are all odds-on, while Tottenham Hotspur are currently priced at +275.
For one reason or another, Liverpool has struggled to get going this season. The 2022-23 campaign started with plenty of optimism when the Merseyside outfit beat Manchester City in the pre-season FA Community Shield game, but things went rapidly downhill after that.
Liverpool went on to take just two points from their opening three Premier League games, and won only two of the first seven. Their first win was an emphatic one, though, as Liverpool hammered Bournemouth 9-0 at Anfield. Incredibly, Salah’s name was not on the scoresheet.
With Arsenal and Newcastle United exceeding expectations, Man City being Man City, and Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United well above the Reds in the table, securing Champions League soccer for next season via the league route is looking increasingly unlikely.
Missing out on Europe’s elite club competition, on the whole, could have disastrous consequences for a club the size of Liverpool.
Salah: Still the king of Anfield?
Despite all the doom and gloom surrounding the English giants, Salah has managed to remain in decent form for the Reds, and his goals have been a bright spark in an otherwise disappointing season.
Prior to the 2022 FIFA World Cup break, the Egypt international scored 16 times for club and country. From October to the start of the World Cup in Qatar, Liverpool’s No. 11 netted ten goals in ten games, including the fastest-ever Champions League hat-trick at Rangers.
He scored in successive matches against Ajax, Leeds United, Napoli, and Tottenham. Salah then returned to action after the international break with goals against Man City and Aston Villa.
Salah’s record speaks for itself
Since arriving at Anfield, Salah has been a huge hit with Liverpool fans. He has been a Premier League Golden Boot winner on three occasions (2017-18, 2018-19 & 2021-22) and played a huge role in Liverpool’s title-winning season in 2019-20.
As Liverpool looks to rekindle some form, Salah will be a big player for Klopp in the second half of this season and beyond. The Egyptian King could be the key for the Reds in a crucial 2023.