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Tuesday Mar 19, 2019. 16:00
Former England and Liverpool striker Emile Heskey has encouraged Mohamed Salah not to try too hard as the Egypt international aims to end his scoring drought.
Salah has failed to find the back of the net in his last seven matches for the Reds, having raced to 44 goals in all competitions last season.
“He’s still got 17 goals [in the Premier League], so he’s not having that bad a season but he’s probably just trying a little bit too hard,” Heskey told Sky Sports.
“He’s looking at the season before when he was scoring all these goals, confidence was high, things were ricocheting then going in.”
Heskey continued: "He’s not getting that luck now, but he still wants to get the goals and everyone is still looking at him as that go-to guy for the goals.”
“There are times when he should be passing the ball but he’s wanting to score himself. That is the danger.”
“When you’re going through that patch you need the balance. You need to know when to pass the ball and when to take the shot.”
Salah has scored 20 goals in 41 appearances across all competitions this season.