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Where is Mohamed Salah on Liverpool’s all-time penalty list?



Mohamed Salah’s position as Liverpool’s penalty taker has been called into question after two consecutive misses, but where does he fit on the club’s all-time list?

The Egyptian took over responsibility as Liverpool’s designated penalty taker in 2019, taking over from James Milner.

During his time at Anfield, Salah lined up for a penalty 29 different times and missed just five – a conversion rate of 82.7%.

Coincidentally, his last two defeats have come within a month – against Bournemouth and Arsenal – and questions are now being asked about his future on penalties. Salah is the club’s fifth most prolific spot-kick player, behind only Steven Gerrard (47), Jan Molby (42), Phil Neal (38) and Billy Liddell (34).

Milner, meanwhile, is eighth with 19 successful conversions during his time at Anfield.

Salah scored 24 penalties and missed 5 for LFC

Ranked fifth on the club’s all-time penalty shootout list

With both of Salah’s recent mistakes depriving Liverpool of a chance to change the outcome of the game, it’s no surprise that Salah is under scrutiny, Jürgen Klopp admitted.

“We’ll talk about it, but not here,” admitted Klopp when asked if he would consider releasing Salah from prison service after the draw against Arsenal.

It’s a part of the game that Salah has admitted he doesn’t really like, telling Steven Gerrard in an LFCTV video, “I’ve always hated pens, I don’t like the feel.”

The 30-year-old has a unique approach and some fans might tell you they never felt 100% confident with Salah on the ball, but he seems to have changed his tack. Power shots were traded for more targeted ball placement, but his last two attempts on the latter saw him miss the target completely (both to the right of the keeper).

Between October 2017, starting at Huddersfield, Salah scored 17 consecutive penalties in all competitions until the end of the 2021 run.

When Liverpool don’t receive penalties very often there is added pressure to convert and if a move were to take place either Fabinho or Darwin Nunez would be competitive.


Liverpool Brazilian star Roberto Firmino breaks silence on Liverpool decision as Jürgen Klopp’s successor becoming clear


Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp will be without Roberto Firmino from the end of this season, now that the Brazilian has admitted his decision to leave Anfield.

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has broken his silence on his decision to leave Anfield at the end of the season as his contract expires after his agent confirmed the move just over a month ago.

Firmino has told Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp that he was ready to move on and there is expected to be plenty of interest in his free-transfer signing from throughout the game, with clubs in Italy and Spain all taking a look. closer.

“I won’t say much or I’ll get emotional,” Firmino told ESPN Brasil after his crucial goal against Arsenal made the game 2-2 at the weekend.

“Because it’s a beautiful legacy with a beautiful history, in such a big club. I’m very happy and grateful to God for everything we’ve built here.” But this is a new situation for me; I’ve never been there.

“I prayed a lot to God to keep me and help me in this process. I work hard, always ready to help the team and we are together until the end. I want to finish here with my teammate.”

It’s probably a good time for Firmino to continue despite his historic contribution and performance against Arsenal, as the striker is now 31 and entering the final stages of his career.

Liverpool has left too much to do in its midfield because of aging stars, and so moving some players on when they are over 30 is no bad thing as long as they are adequately replaced.

Firmino’s injury record over the past two seasons has been patchy and he has also been passed by others in the pecking order, meaning he will play more regularly by going elsewhere.

Perhaps the first sign Firmino was leaving came in January when Liverpool decided to sign Cody Gakpo from PSV in an initial $45m (£37m/€42m) deal. , although it was clear that having an extra midfielder was more of a priority.

Gakpo was used in the false nine position that Firmino made his own in his prime and in a move similar to Luis Díaz’s arrival at Liverpool six months before Sadio Man’s departure, it looked like some sort of foreshadowing.

Next season, Liverpool are hoping to make more use of Díaz as the Colombian has missed a significant part of this season through injury.

And Gakpo has handled the role very well for Liverpool so far, with him, Mohamed Salah, Darwin Núñez and Diogo Jota hoping they can continue.

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