Mohamed Salah is the top scorer in the current edition of the Premier League so far with 14 goals (Reuters)

Premier League leaders Liverpool are sensing the danger that lurks after their star man and playmaker Mohamed Salah packed his bags for Ivory Coast to participate in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt.

Liverpool find themselves in a good position to compete for the second league title, but their record-breaking striker, who also leads the statistics in terms of assists in the Premier League in 2023, will leave a pyramid-sized gap behind.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had previously described the situation as a "disaster" when the transition to the Africa Cup of Nations from the summer of 2023 to the beginning of 2024 was confirmed.

Gary Neville, Manchester United legend, believes in statements to the British network Sky Sports that Liverpool owes credit to Egyptian star Salah, in what the Reds have reached in the Premier League this season.

Mohamed Salah was assisted by Gaspo yesterday😨🤯

— EPL World (@EPLworld) January 2, 2024

Salah scored two goals and assisted another in the victory over Newcastle, 4-2, Monday, at Anfield, within the matches of the 20th round of the English Premier League.

That victory contributed to Liverpool maintaining the lead by reaching the 45th point, 3 points behind chasers Aston Villa.

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Numbers and control

Since the beginning of the season, the Egypt international has been able to lead the football scene in the Premier League in terms of decisiveness and influence.

Salah became the top scorer in the Premier League this season with 14 goals with Manchester City star Erling Haaland.

It's all Mohamed Salah.

— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) January 2, 2024

Of those 14 goals, the Egyptian Pharaoh scored 12 dangerous chances, more than any other player, one goal ahead of Haaland.

Salah is also the top player with the most assists so far, with 8 assists, level with Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins, making him the most assisted with a total of 22 goals.

Mohamed Salah – Creativity &

🧎🏽 — (@_wingplay) January 4, 2024

Salah provided his teammates with 46 scoring chances from open play, ahead of Tottenham star Dejan Kulusevski (43 chances).

In terms of big chances, Mohamed Salah provided 17 silky passes for his teammates, ahead of his teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold (12 passes).

Mohamed Salah leads the way.

— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) January 3, 2024

The former Roma player has always put himself in danger zones in various matches, making him the most touchable player inside the box, 163 times, more than Kulusevski (158).

Types of brand pass for the best player in the world #محمد_صلاح 👌🙏

— Liverpool and History (@AbuMuqrin) January 4, 2024

Salah also dominated the list of players with the most shots on target with 33 shots, more than Haaland, who fired 31 shots.

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