Jamie Carragher has taken his sweet time yet again to make an analysis of Liverpool goal threat Mo Salah.
Carragher told Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football: “I think he is under-appreciated and he can frustrate you as a player and I will show you clips why. It is also the reason why he is so good.
“When we think of Mo Salah receiving the ball, he is not a winger, he is a wide-forward, but he does play so narrow.
“I see Salah constantly marked when he receives the ball. He almost marks himself in some ways.
“He is not as strong as [Sadio] Mane, he is probably not as clever with the ball as [Roberto] Firmino when the ball comes into them, because they all play very narrow.
“So he does lose the ball a lot in situations like this. So when you’re watching a game, with free-play between the boxes, if you like, at times it can be a frustration watching Salah.”
“There is also no doubt that there is a selfish side to his game, we saw that come out with the reaction of [Sadio] Mane [as shown in the clip by Sky Sports] earlier in the season and there now,” added Carragher.
“When Mo Salah is in that position, all he is thinking about is that [shoot]. The first thing that he thinks of when he gets the ball is ‘can I score or set someone up?’ But his first thought is ‘score.’
‘At times that is a frustration, but I then go this is why it is a success of him.
“I played with wide players at Liverpool who never scored a goal. They would go through a season and score one goal because they were obsessed with getting chalk on their boots. Get wide and get side-on.”