Mohamed Salah is Liverpool’s biggest threat against Tottenham Hotspur, Michael Owen has stated.
A summer signing from AS Roma, the Egypt international has wasted no time in settling into his new surroundings as he’s netted eight goals in 13 appearances across all competitions – thus making him the club’s top scorer this season.
Half of that tally has come in the Premier League, although question marks over his shot conversion rate has been questioned as he’s taken 27 shots at goal so far this campaign – the most of any Reds player – but only 16.7% have been converted.
Despite this, Owen insists the forward is still the danger-man against Spurs.
“He’s not the best finisher in the world but he gets that many chances that even if he scores one in three chances then his numbers start totting up,” says Owen.
“He’s very dangerous, his assists are good as well. He’s got so much pace, he times his runs well, and with Sadio Mane being out injured on the other side the emphasis is even more on Salah. He’s probably the key man.”
Fresh off delivering an impressive display in the Merseyside outfit’s 7-0 thrashing of Maribor on Tuesday night, the 25-year-old is expected to retain his place in the front three at Wembley as the visitors look to make it back-to-wins this week.
A creative and direct player as well as a goalscorer, Salah has played nine key passes in the top flight of English football – registering one assist – has completed 77% of attempted take-ons and has an average pass accuracy of 76%.