Salah will not be able to match his incredible season at Liverpool, says Anfield legend Robbie Fowler
MOHAMED SALAH will not be able to match his incredible first season at Liverpool, says Robbie Fowler.
Salah, 26, scored 32 goals in 36 Premier League games last season, picking up the PFA Player of the Year award in his first campaign on Merseyside.
But Anfield legend Fowler believes he will not repeat the goalscoring numbers he achieved in 2017/18.
He said: "I'm not saying he's having a bad year so far. He's still a good player, he's still an excellent player but to replicate what he did last year will be unbelievable.
"I think he'll still score goals, I think he'll still score a lot of goals."
Salah has only found the net three times this season in all competitions and just once since August.
By the same time last year, he had already bagged six goals while still familiarising himself with the club.
But Fowler is confident the Egyptian will score regularly for the Reds this season, just not at the same rate as last season.
He added: "What I like about Mo Salah is that his work ethic is brilliant, he doesn't shy away from anything. What I would be more worried about is if he wasn't getting chances.
"He will bang the goals in. I'm not sure he'll hit the heights he did last year but he is still a magnificent player. He will still be a danger throughout the Premier League [season]."
Fowler scored 183 goals in 369 Liverpool appearances to confirm his status as a club legend.
During his time at Anfield he won the FA Cup, two League Cups and the Uefa Cup.
But he was unable to add a league triumph to his trophy cabinet.
The Toxteth-born striker reckons his former side are in as good a position as anyone to go on and win a maiden Premier League title under Jurgen Klopp.
Fowler said: "You can't argue with the points on the board, [with Liverpool being] joint top. I think at the start of the season you'd have taken that all day long.
"They're unbeaten in the league but there is a long, long way to go and I don't think anyone is getting too carried away but he [Klopp] has certainly got the players fired up and ready for the challenge."