Mohamed Salah has been a mainstay in Liverpool’s front line since his arrival on English soil and has impressed on every front since, being an integral piece in Klopp’s domestic and European success.
He, however, will not be proud of the record he achieved in Liverpool’s visit to the Bernabeu, where they subsequently were dumped out of Europe.
The Anfield-based club will now have to clinch top four to be back playing on Tuesday and Wednesday nights next season, which is far from an easy feat.
Though it doesn’t seem too much of a big talking point, Salah recorded an unusual stat that may come as a shock to those not crazed by the data and statistical world of football.
It turns out that the 1-0 loss to Los Blancos was the first match, both domestically and on the European stage, that Salah failed to have a single attempt on goal, after 272nd consecutive games of having one.
Maybe this shows that the Liverpool front three is under a revolution, and roles are constantly exchanging between the three frontmen.
There’s no doubt Salah will be sure of his place in Klopp’s plans for the reason of the season, and the fan-favourite Egypt international will be the perfectly sized key for Liverpool to unlock Champions League qualification for the Reds.
It’s not the first time in his Liverpool career, however, as the 30-year-old drew blank against Arsenal in the League Cup in 2020.
The same occurred in the FA Cup this campaign when Liverpool edged Wolves 1-0 at Molineux – in fairness, Salah was only given a mere 24 minutes to produce an ounce of magic, but still failed to register a shot on target.