Mohamed Salah told he “needs a kick” after stuttering start to Liverpool’s season

Liverpool have had a sluggish start to the current Premier League season, with some of their top stars still to establish form.

One of those in doubt is Liverpool’s talismanic striker Mohamed Salah, who has only two league goals in his first six appearances. The most recent of them occurred on matchday three, during a 2-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

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Salah has looked off the pace in the most of Liverpool’s games this season, which is undoubtedly one of the main reasons why the Reds are presently seventh, five points behind long-time championship rivals Manchester City and six points behind current league leaders Arsenal.

Things have hardly gone much better in the Champions League, as Jurgen Klopp’s men suffered their heaviest defeat in their history of the competition after a 4-1 drubbing away at Napoli.

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Their next outing also comes in the form of European competition, with the Reds welcoming Ajax to Anfield and the aim to finally kickstart their season. Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has had his say on where his old side are going wrong so far this term, citing Salah as someone who needs to improve.

“We’ve got to be careful to not go too overboard on this but my feeling is there’s an air of complacency among some of the players,” the ex-Red told talkSPORT. “They’ve fallen into what some managers call a ‘comfort zone’.”

Murphy named a number of struggling Liverpool stars that need to up their game and fast, before turning his attentions to the Egyptian international.

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