Liverpool’s offense has a lot of great players, but they haven’t really worked together in a collective sense as well as people think they should. It takes time, but it’s also been a situation that’s been blown way out of proportion.
Yes, Liverpool’s forward line needs a lot of work, and in time they will be able to get where they want to be. But, it’s not been absolutely downright atrocious.
Darwin Nunez has had bad dips in form, and has only shown flashes of his brilliance so far, while Salah has seen a really bad decline in everything, but it’s also because of some really bad luck in front of goal, and, well, frankly, poor finishing as well.
According to a stat from Opta Joe, Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez are creating a goalscoring chance for each other every 52 minutes, which is the most for any duo in the Premier League that has played more than 1000 minutes.
This stat proves my point. Well, it is the reason for my article.
Obviously, Salah and Nunez have struggled a lot in front of goal sometimes, and Salah just hasn’t been the same player he was last season, but that doesn’t change the fact that these players have been working well together. There’s work to do. Of course, there is, but this assumption that the duo is just not working well together, it’s just a myth.
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The ball needs to go in, and it will, and Nunez is a work in progress. He’s the kind of striker that Liverpool haven’t had in years, so it will take some time for everything to start working the way they want it to work, but the buildup and the collective effort haven’t really been a problem. The chance creation hasn’t been a problem. It’s just the ball not going in, and the form not being around as much for both players. It’ll come around.