Liverpool club continued its attempts to reduce the burden on its Egyptian top scorer, Mohamed Salah, by contracting with the young Dutchman Cody Gakbo, to be the team’s first winter deal, and after an endless series of wasted opportunities for Uruguayan Darwin Nunez, who is coming to the Reds in the summer of 2022.
And Mohamed Salah continued to break records in the 130-year history of the western club, after he equalized with his first goal against Aston Villa on Monday, the number of Scottish legend Kenny Dalglish, with 172 goals with the “Reds” logo in 276 games, to be added to a long list that “Mo” destroyed since his transfer from Roma, Italy, in 2017.
Despite Liverpool achieving the 2020 English Premier League championship for the first time in 30 years at a time when Salah contributed greatly, in addition to the 2019 European Champions League and the Club World Cup for the same year and 3 other tournaments, the Western club spent nearly 260 million euros in contracting with 4 players in Within two years, hoping to reduce the burden on the first team’s top scorer and crowned Premier League scorer in 3 seasons.
In the summer of 2020, Liverpool signed a contract with the Portuguese Diogo Jota, winger of Wolverhampton Club, for 65 million euros, and despite his goal contributions, he suffered more than one injury that left him absent from the stadiums, while he has 34 goals in 93 games, and he is not one of Club’s options in the current period due to an injury he suffered. against Manchester City last October.
In January 2022, Liverpool completed the procedures for contracting with the Colombian Luis Diaz, the winger of Porto, for 47 million euros, who began to catch the eye with the English club, scoring 10 goals in 38 matches, but he was unable to continue due to an injury he suffered against Arsenal last October, which he is still recovering from in current period.
Liverpool’s attempts to remove the burden from Salah’s shoulders did not stop, especially after the departure of Senegalese Sadio Mane, the third rib of the Liverpool pyramid, for the past five years, accompanied by Brazilian Roberto Firmino, to contract the Reds with Uruguayan Darwin Nunez for an amount of about 100 million euros, the highest in Liverpool’s history, but the striker of the “Celeste” team scored 9 goals in 20 matches, 5 of which he scored in the English Premier League, so he was famous for wasting easy chances to score periodically in all the tournaments in which he participated.
Nunez has remarkable numbers, according to the “One in One” website, which is known for individual statistics, as the Uruguayan missed 31 chances in the English Premier League, while he has a high number in the expected goals “xG” statistic of 6.8, while the success rate of converting major opportunities into goals is only 16%. .
Despite Liverpool’s great victory over Aston Villa on Monday 3-1, Nunez made headlines by wasting 4 clear chances, so that at the end of the day, Liverpool announced that it had signed a contract with the young Dutch winger Gakbo for nearly 50 million euros from Eindhoven.