Comparing Mohamed Salah And Gareth Bale – Why Real Madrid Should Sign Liverpool’s Goal-Scoring Machine
Real Madrid are being linked with a move to sign Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah, owing to the Egyptian’s spectacular form at Anfield. Salah has not only been in exemplary form for the club but has also been quite strong for his country. He scripted history about a month back by helping Egypt qualify for next summer’s World Cup and he continues to play a crucial role for his club.
The forward has netted 12 goals in the league already and has played starring roles in almost all of Liverpool’s success this season so far. Real Madrid, on the other hand, are struggling to find an apt player for the right wing area. Gareth Bale continues to struggle with his injuries and lack of form, which has caused a severe dent in the club’s title defence in the La Liga as well as the Champions League. Hence, with a player like Salah in their ranks, the Spanish champions could achieve a lot more.
However, it remains to be seen if Jurgen Klopp is willing to let one of his prized possessions leave. He will charge a hefty amount but money has never been an issue for Real. It will be interesting to see how all this plays out but what do their individual stats reveal? Let’s take a look at both their numbers.
Gareth Bale vs Mohamed Salah
Due to a slew of injuries and poor form, Bale has been able to make only 7 appearances for Real Madrid across all competitions this season. This, in itself, is like a major red flag considering how important he is for the club. Real need a goal-scoring machine who can bring technical skill and creative flair, and Bale is providing nothing at the moment.
He has contributed 3 goals and 3 assists and averages 2.9 shots per game while enjoying a pass success-rate of 82.9%. He wins about 1.6 aerial duels and has won 2 Man of The Match awards so far.
Salah, on the other hand, has appeared 20 times for Liverpool in all competitions while maintaining a healthy sense of consistency. He has scored 16 goals and 4 assists while averaging 3.9 shots per game. His pass success-rate stands at 74.9% and he is weak aerially. However, he has picked up 3 Man of The Match awards.
The numbers do prove that Salah contributes a lot more. Given the situation, it is understandable that Bale had to miss out on matches due to injuries but the fact remains that fitness is an important part of football and the Egyptian does trump the Welshman on that front. He has also been more influential up front and he seems like an interesting prospect for Real to consider.