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Crouch names ‘non-existent’ Liverpool man in Newcastle draw

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A resilient Newcastle side held Liverpool to a goalless draw on Wednesday and Peter Crouch singles out Mohamed Salah for a ‘poor outing’.

Peter Crouch says Mohamed Salah had a ‘off day’ and day to forget in his side’s goalless draw with Newcastle on Wednesday night.

Indeed, the Magpies had Karl Darlow to thank for their point but Liverpool were also wasteful in front of goal.

Much of the above see Salah as the main culprit. The Egyptian forward missed a number of chances, including Liverpool’s best of the night.

It was uncharacteristic of the 28-year-old to fluff his lines so many times in one game. Peter Crouch admits things didn’t click for the Liverpool man on the evening.

“Let’s be honest, it didn’t click,” Crouch said as quoted by Football365.

“I think certainly Mane in the first half… Salah was non-existent. Having said that, Salah had the best chance of the game and it was unlike him.”

“Nine times out of ten you expect him to bend that in. He didn’t quite get the curl on it that time. A little bit disjointed.”

Regardless of how the game ended, Klopp was pleased to see his side put out a strong performance.

Salah remains the Premier League’s top scorer so far this season with 13 goals to his name.