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'Salah does not shy away - he just keeps going'

Mohamed Salah
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Former Liverpool forward Natasha Dowie says Mohamed Salah had "an off day" against Brighton, but he still managed to score the winner and help the Reds to three vital points.

Salah registered 12 shots against the Seagulls, which is his most in a game in the Premier League.

"His stats are phenomenal," said Dowie on BBC Radio 5 Live's Football Daily Podcast. "He does it week-in week-out.

"Jurgen Klopp has faith in him and allows him to keep playing. In other teams when a player is missing that many opportunities, then the manager could look to make a change.

"Salah always knows he is going to get a good 90 minutes because Klopp very rarely takes him off. That means he has the freedom to make up for his mistakes. As a number nine, if you miss a couple of chances then you know you are likely to come off and you get nervous. But Salah does not shy away - he just keeps going.

"Nine times out of 10 he always comes good but this was an off day for him. He does not normally miss that many chances and thankfully it did not cost us the three points."

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