Mo Salah: £350k p/w Liverpool star’s ridiculous pace and work ethic vs Ajax

  • Rob Swan
Mohamed Salah showed his ridiculous pace and impressive work ethic vs Ajax

Mohamed Salah hasn’t enjoyed his best start to a season since joining Liverpool but that isn’t down to a lack of effort on the Egyptian forward’s part.

Salah scored his fourth goal of the campaign, on his ninth appearance this season, against Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The 30-year-old opened the scoring for Liverpool in the 17th minute, steering the ball past Ajax goalkeeper Remko Pasveer after receiving Diogo Jota’s pass.

Mohammed Kudus produced an excellent finish to level the scores 10 minutes later, but Liverpool eventually secured all three points thanks to Joel Matip’s dramatic late winner.

Klopp cut a delighted and relieved figure at the full-time whistle. It’s been a tough start to the season for last season’s Champions League finalists, who were thrashed 4-1 by Napoli last week.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
NAPLES, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 07: Jurgen Klopp Liverpool FC coach during the UEFA Champions League group A match between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on September 07, 2022 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Sadio Mane’s departure appears to have affected Klopp’s side more than many people envisaged it would, while £85 million club-record signing Darwin Nunez is still adjusting to life at Anfield.

There have been accusations made against Salah that he’s taken his foot off the gas after signing a new long-term contract, worth a reported £350,000 a week, in July.

But a clip from Tuesday’s game is currently doing the rounds which shows Salah displaying his incredible pace and work ethic to get back and thwart an Ajax attack.

Mohamed Salah in action vs Ajax
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 13: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool is put under pressure by Devyne Rensch of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Liverpool FC and AFC Ajax at Anfield on September 13, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Video: Mo Salah’s incredible pace and work ethic vs Ajax

Watch the clip here:

Nobody can watch that footage and claim that Salah’s hunger and desire has decreased since signing his contract extension.

That’s frightening pace and full marks to him for somehow getting from one end of the pitch to the other in the blink of an eye.

Just as remarkable is the fact Salah was down the opposite end of the pitch just 15 seconds later.

Let’s check out some of the best reaction to the footage:

When do Liverpool play next?

Liverpool’s Premier League clash against Graham Potter’s Chelsea was due to take place on Sunday afternoon but has been postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The Reds’ next fixture will be against Brighton on October 1.

And Salah, winner of the Premier League’s Golden Boot award in 2017-18, 2018-19 (shared) and 2021-22 (shared), will be determined to add more goals to his league tally.

The Egypt International has scored two league goals this term, eight fewer than the Premier League’s current leading scorer, Erling Haaland.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 27: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on August 27, 2022 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Liverpool 2-1 Ajax – Reaction (Football Terrace)

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