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Ex-Liverpool striker Crouch: Salah needs greater support from Firmino

Former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch feels they're asking too much of Mohamed Salah after defeat at home to Brighton.

The Egyptian had another off night at Anfield on Wednesday, though was not alone on that front with all his teammates suffering the same fate.

It didn't help that Roberto Firmino also struggled to find his groove, and Crouch believes Liverpool's No.9 needs to take on a greater share of the responsibility.

"There's over-reliance on Salah. Firmino's got to step up," Crouch told BT Sport.

"It felt like he was coming back into it, but Salah's the one scoring the goals.

"It was a shame when [Diogo] Jota got injured as he was pushing them to start.

"When Salah's not on it or he misses chances I just don't think there's enough. When Mane's out and Jota's out, there's not enough in the team to score goals."

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