Gary Lineker has defended Mohamed Salah on Twitter after seeing BBC Sport post

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Mohamed Salah raised two fingers to his doubters against Red Star Belgrade this week.

After a phenomenal debut season with Liverpool, the Egyptian has started the 2018-19 campaign in much quieter fashion and questions were starting to be raised about his performances.

Since returning from the latest international break, though, Liverpool fans have been reminded of the Salah that broke every record in his path last year.

The 26-year-old still doesn't look as sharp as he used to, but his impact can't be denied and that all started with the winning goal against Huddersfield Town at the weekend.

To follow up on that performance, he bagged himself a brace in the Champions League.

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Salah delivered an emphatic finish to put Liverpool 2-0 up, before slamming home a penalty to leave the pitch with 50 goals for the Reds.

And Salah certainly wasn't agreeing with suggestions he'd experience a goal drought, as Des Kelly found out when he asked:  “Do you remember when people were talking about your goal drought?”

His simply reply of "Who?" spoke for itself and questions about his form will certainly dissipate after such a convincing showing.


Gary Lineker's Salah tweet

Tell that to BBC Sport, though, who used an interesting phrase to sum up Salah's display and it even encourage a reaction from Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker.

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Promoting an article on Jurgen Klopp's latest comments, they wrote on Twitter: "Mo Salah certainly repaid Jurgen Klopp's faith in him on Wednesday night."

It certainly seems a little strong and Lineker was having absolutely none of it, reminding the publication of Salah's incredible record on Merseyside.

Check out his emphatic response below:

Salah's supposed drop in form really needs to put in context, and the 50-goal landmark offers the perfect opportunity.

The likes of Ian Rush, Fernando Torres, Michael Owen and Luis Suarez all needed more games than Salah's 65 to reach their half-century.

Admittedly, his rate of scoring has declined in his second season but six strikes still represents a solid start when compared to his rivals.

In summary, Salah repaid Klopp's faith in him months upon months ago and his recent form has been blown out of proportion in hindsight.

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Liverpool fans will have to hope that the Red Star Belgrade performance is a sign of things to come and the goals continue to flow for Salah as well as Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

The Reds have shown themselves to have a solid defence and an ability to grind out tough results, so their front three fully firing could be the key to success this season.

Salah on top form could be the difference between Premier League victory and heartache.

How many goals do you think Salah will score this season? Have your say in the comments section below.

*Odds subject to change. 18+,

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