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Mohamed Salah is 'too strong' and has 'lost the ability' to take a man on

Daniel Marland

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Mohamed Salah is 'too strong' and has 'lost the ability' to take a man on

Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has been told he's 'too strong' to beat a man and must shed some muscle to get back to his best.

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The Egypt international signed a new contract in the summer but is yet to hit top form.

Salah has scored three goals in nine appearances this season, with Liverpool ninth in the Premier League.

Former Reds full-back Jose Enrique thinks Salah's lost his blistering speed and ability to leave defenders in the dust after bulking up.

He also believes the 30-year-old should examine the physiques of teammates Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez.

Salah has underwhelmed so far this season. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Salah has underwhelmed so far this season. (Image Credit: Alamy)

"Salah hasn’t been the player since January when he came back from AFCON," Enrique told Lord Ping.

"His scoring since then has been really poor by his usual standards. It would be great for a player like me but for Salah, it’s not good enough.

"First of all, the problem is a lack of competition. For many games, he hasn’t been good enough. At the moment, he’s too strong and you can see he has lost a bit of speed.

"He hasn’t gotten old in one year but he should look at people like Nunez, Luis Diaz - they have the perfect body shape. He’s too strong at the moment and he’s lost the ability to beat players in a one on one situation."

Salah takes working out and his diet seriously, emulating Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo.

Nutrition is vital to the Champions League winner, who told CNN: "Nutrition is so important, it's part of the game.

"It has helped with my recovery, allowed me to sleep better and helped my body adapt quickly. My nutritionist says that because I don't have any fat on my body, I can eat what I want. I also don't drink so it's fine."

Liverpool drew their last Premier League game 3-3 with Brighton and their games came through a Roberto Firmino brace and Adam Webster own goal.

They return to action in the Champions League against Rangers on Tuesday evening.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy & Mohamed Salah/Instagram

Topics: Mohamed Salah, Liverpool

Daniel Marland
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