Mohamed Salah didn’t enjoy his finest afternoon as Liverpool secured a hard-fought 2-1 win against Fulham on Sunday.
The Egyptian forward saw his goalless run extend to seven matches, and he was criticised by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher for being “greedy”.
“He has been selfish and greedy, no doubt,” Carragher said.
“Two or three times today he’s got to get his head up and see what’s around him.”
Salah is by no means having a poor season. He has scored 17 goals in the Premier League, helping Liverpool to the top of the table.
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But the Reds are firmly fixed in a title race with Manchester City and they could do with Salah returning to his best right now.
Still, there was one moment during the victory over Fulham where Salah showed that he’s still committed to the cause.
Salah's defensive work v Fulham
It came in the second half, when Fulham were breaking on the counter-attack.
Salah, realising the danger, sprinted back into his own half to increase the numbers in defence.
Liverpool were caught out and without Salah’s help, Fulham’s chances of equalising would have been greatly higher.
Liverpool’s win saw them return to the top of the table, although they’ve played one more game than Manchester City.
They required a late James Milner penalty to secure all three points at Craven Cottage but Jurgen Klopp insisted afterwards that his side’s nerve is “not in doubt”.
"I'm not in doubt about my players' nerve. I always want perfection but it's really rare that you get it," the German said, per BBC Sport.
"People will say we should be more convincing in games like this but this is us. We are in the middle of a development, not at the end."
The most important thing was the three points.
Liverpool are now on 76 points after 31 games while Man City, having played 30 games, are on 74 points.