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Salah didn't celebrate vs Red Star.

Martin Keown thinks he knows why Mohamed Salah isn't celebrating his goals

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There’s a feeling that Mohamed Salah might slowly be returning to his best.

The Egyptian had a sensational debut season for Liverpool, scoring 44 goals, winning the Premier League Golden Boot and being crowned the PFA Player of the Year.

But after leaving the Champions League final in tears following a tussle with Sergio Ramos resulted in a dislocated shoulder, Salah has had a tough time.

Egypt’s World Cup campaign was nothing short of disastrous and Salah’s start to the new season was fairly slow.

Before last weekend, Salah had scored just one goal in his previous eight appearances.

But after three goals in his last two matches, the former Roma man might just be returning to last season’s form.

However, although he’s finding the back of the net again, there are concerns that he’s not particularly happy.

That’s because he’s barely raised a smile during his muted celebrations recently - despite reaching the 50 goal tally in a record-breaking 65 matches during Wednesday’s 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade.

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So, what’s wrong?

Well, former Arsenal defender Martin Keown thinks he knows exactly why.

"Salah looks like he is trying to remain humble when he scores," the former Gunners defender told the Daily Mail

"The way he celebrates suggests he realises how lucky he is to be doing what he is doing.

Salah now has six goals in 13 appearances this season and Keown is convinced there's more to come from the 26-year-old.

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"While he seems to be returning to his best, there were a couple of moments against Red Star when he fluffed his lines when through on goal.

"There was one chance when he demonstrated his sublime touch only to miss and another when he did not see the linesman’s offside flag but should have scored from that position.

"We are not seeing the same certainty in front of goal but that is the most frightening thing.

"Liverpool are still getting excellent results and Salah has not yet reached his purple patch."

Salah will be looking to continue his recent good form when Cardiff travel to Merseyside on Saturday.

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