Salah still influential for Liverpool, says Alexander-Arnold

Mohamed Salah continues to have a great influence on Liverpool despite the fact that the Egyptian star is struggling to reach the remarkable scoring feats of last season in the early stages of this season, says team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold .

Salah scored 44 goals in all competitions in his debut season for the Reds after joining Roma, but has been less effective in the first weeks of 2018-1919.

The striker, who suffered a shoulder injury in the final defeat of the Champions League against Real Madrid, has only scored once since August.

But Alexander-Arnold feels that the expectation levels of the 26-year-old, the winner of the Golden Boot of last season in the Premier League, are unfair, since Liverpool intends to compete on multiple fronts.

"He has had a record season, so it will always be difficult to do it again," Alexander-Arnold told Omnisport.

"But I think he's still showing that he's very talented and that he still influences the game for us, and he's still showing how good he is on the field."

"It's about keeping up the momentum and it does not matter If it's the Champions League or the Premier League, or whatever trophy you're looking for, you should focus on the opponent that is ahead.

"No matter what the competition is, we will not take it easy, we will fight for that and we will try to win all the silverware we can".

After being defeated in Sunday's 0-0 draw at home against rivals for the Manchester City Premier League title, Alexander-Arnold will join England for a double League title against Croatia and Spain.

The defender capped a great season at the club level when he was named to Gareth Southgate's team for the World Cup, although he only made one appearance when the Three Lions reached the last four.

"We were disappointed that they defeated us in the semifinals [by Croatia] we wanted to reach the final and even win the tournament," added the Liverpool defender.

"That's the goal is to keep moving forward and continue working hard and, hopefully, within two years in the Euros we can go a couple of steps further."

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