Mo Salah back on track with a winning goal against Huddersfield | VIDEO
Salah has been a maligned figure at the start of this season. He is not scoring at the same rate that he finished last term. He is scoring more modestly, not unlike the start of his first campaign. However, judgements are made in an instant these days and there has been talk of a Salah crisis.
Never mind that he went to the World Cup injured with the expectation of 98 million Egyptian people weighed upon his delicate shoulder. Never mind he’s been without a good rest. Never mind the fact that he’s a marked man now and there isn’t a football soul alive not aware of what he’s capable of.
Salah would have needed to go to another level beyond last season’s greatness if he was to top his exploits this time around. That is difficult. Instead, he’s been working in the gaps as best he can.
And in the first half he was supplied one. Joe Gomez cut two Terriers out with his pass to Shaqiri’s feet. He identified Salah as his target for the through-ball and his technique didn’t fail him. From there, Salah was calm in finding the bottom corner with his right foot.