Ex-Liverpool man hits out at Salah: ‘He does the most basic things so bad’

Date published: Thursday 19th March 2020 10:27

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Don Hutchison says Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah “does the most basic things so bad it’s untrue”.

Salah has contributed his fair share to Liverpool‘s successful season to date with 20 goals and eight assists in all competitions.

The Reds have been flying high all season, only losing one match so far and building up a 25-point lead at the summit.

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“I wouldn’t accept £140m for [Sadio] Mane, I wouldn’t, I disagree, I wouldn’t,” Hutchison said during a debate on ESPN.

“They’re the same age but it’s Mo Salah that I watch every single week, and his numbers are astonishing don’t get me wrong and you can’t take that away from Mo Salah but… you watch Mo Salah and the guy does genius things but he does the most basic things so bad it’s untrue.

“He can’t pass a ball five yards, he seems to keep playing this ball where he tries to nutmeg everyone from whatever side he’s on, if he’s coming off the right flank onto his left, tries to play it to a striker through a body of players that’s never, ever on.

“And you watch him and go ‘Surely this has been coached, surely Jurgen Klopp and his coaching staff have tried to coach Mo Salah, and he does the basic things really badly, yet his numbers are frightening and he scores a ridiculous amount of goals in the Premier League and the Champions League.

“So I would disagree, I think if you’re going to sell anyone and you had to sell one – don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t sell any if I was Jurgen Klopp – but if one was to go and you offered Mo Salah for someone like Jadon Sancho, I maybe would take that swap.”

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