Former Nigerian international Jay-Jay Okocha has said that Mohammed Salah should cease the opportunity to join Barcelona if there is the chance to do so, citing that the player’s energy with Liverpool has “run out”.
Mohammed Salah has been the brightest light in Liverpool’s dark path recently, with the defending champions feeling uncomfortable on their throne.
Jurgen Klopp’s men set an incredible standard last season by winning their first Premier League title in 30 years but have failed to reach that bar in the current season.
Injuries to key players such as Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander Arnold and Joe Gomez and underwhelming performances from the likes of Sadio Mane has seen the standard being dropped massively.
They have even been described by Roy Keane as bad champions and have now lost four consecutive games in the Premier League to Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester City, Leicester City and Everton.
The below par performances coupled with the uninspiring results has seen their head coach, Jurgen Klopp, conceding defeat in their defense of the title, as they currently sixth on the table and are struggling to nail down a place for next season’s Champions League.
But despite the team’s poor run, Mohammed Salah has kept to his outstanding performances, sitting on top of the premier league goal scoring chart.
The Egyptian forward has netted 17 times in the English top-flight and 24 goals across all competitions this season.
It is on the basis of such disparity in quality between the player and the team that Okacha thinks the should leave his side if the opportunity arises.
“If there is a chance to join Barcelona, I advise Salah to go there. His energy has run out with Liverpool,” Okocha told ONTime Sports, as per Kingfut.
“The situation is now regressing in Liverpool, and Salah must leave the Premier League. If there is any chance to join Barcelona, I advise him to go there.”
In the meantime, Mohammed Salah will be expected to put the rumors behind him and shine even brighter for his side when they play Sheffield United this weekend.