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Although Salah is ready, here's why he will be on the bench

The Egyptian may not have a great return to the pitch

By Charles Cornwall

 Salah worried and Klopp surprised
Salah worried and Klopp surprised
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With the match against Brentford closer, coach Jürgen Klopp will be fine-tuning the last details to be able to fight for another important victory that will keep them in the dispute for the league title, and although the German coach will have to deal with the losses of Szoboszlai and Alexander Arnold, it is good to know that among the good news is the return of Mohamed Salah, a player who despite being the club's top player, may not be active at the start of this weekend's match.

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Although one might think that the main reason why the Egyptian would not return as a starter against Brentford is due to his lack of competitive rhythm, in reality this is because the trident of Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz, has been effective throughout all these weeks in which the Egyptian was not present, Klopp could opt more for a continuity of this trident rather than placing the Pharaoh as a starter.

Although the decision to leave Salah out of the starting lineup is somewhat controversial, in reality the German coach has strong data with which to support a starting lineup without the Egyptian, and that is that in these weeks in which Mo' has been out for his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations and his injury, the trident of Nunez, Jota and Diaz, has been able to get a total of 13 goals and 7 assists.

It is true that the high efficiency of the attacking sector of the team could boost Salah's return at a certain point, but at least in the start against Brentford, a lineup with the Egyptian could be a bad idea, perhaps being able to squeeze a better level for the second half where his first minutes on the pitch are easy for an early adaptation.

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With Salah included again in the plans of the group, it is normal that the illusion in Merseyside grows and it is possible to achieve all the objectives of the season, although for that he must still complete a process of adaptation on the field that will be supported with the offensive trident that took charge of its work in a very worthy manner throughout the month of January and part of February.