Liverpool never looked like scoring even with Salah on the pitch, Liverpool legend admits

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Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield, as the Blues celebrated their victory over a top four rival.

Liverpool players were poor on the night, and one player that suffered it was Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian bore a disgruntled face, and was eventually subbed off, with Liverpool in search of a goal.

Salah was taken off in the 62nd minute as Jurgen Klopp sent on midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on in his place.

According to Sky Sports, this was the earliest the 28-year-old had been substituted in a Premier League game since September 2017. Salah left the pitch with a disgruntled look and was very angry when on the bench.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was disappointed to see Salah leave the pitch but also admitted that he never looked like scoring.

“Klopp’s never been shy in taking Salah off the pitch. It’s not a case where he’s worried about taking his main player off. He’s taken him off in certain games where Salah has been poor,” he said.

“He’s a big goal threat, but a lot of the time where he’s been taken off in the past, Liverpool’s attacking play has been breaking down. You could understand it.

“He wasn’t at his best tonight, but it wasn’t one of those games where he was losing possession. He just didn’t have much of the ball.

“You’ve got to remember that Salah is not a great player with the ball. He’s better off the ball, making runs and scoring goals.

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