"I'm practising my right foot," Mohamed Salah declared after his two so-called weaker-footed efforts put Watford to the sword on Saturday.

They are words every footballer on earth can learn from while it is also a statement opposition defenders would have dreaded hearing.

Salah is one of the greatest attacking players on earth right now, regularly running amok for Liverpool among their opponents' backline and scoring stunning goals to boot on the grandest of Premier League and Champions League stages.

The winger's left-foot is a weapon that he has regularly used to stun teams and fans alike, breaking records and helping his side to win the European Cup last term.

Defenders know just how good the Egyptian's left boot can be and in almost every game now he is man-marked by at least one player who tries to show him onto the outside so he has to use his right foot from his right-wing position.

Most would have been happy to possess the ability Salah has and the achievements he has recorded, like netting a 44-goal haul in his first season at Anfield, scoring 32 of those in the Premier League to become the domestic competition's record one-season goal scorer and clinching both the PFA and FWA Footballer of the Year awards while toppling a host of other records on his way to that too.

And then not forgetting the fact he continued on the same level of form last term which helped Jurgen Klopp's side reach a successive Champions League final and lead a legitimate title charge.

Of course, Salah didn't quite reach the truly dizzy heights of his first season in red but he did share the Premier League's Golden Boot and score in the European Cup final win during the last campaign.

The reason he perhaps hasn't quite managed to record those outrageous numbers again is because, for one his first set of numbers are outrageous and for two defenders now try and take him out of the game at every and any opportunity.

As mentioned, the way opposition teams have been stopping the superstar is by blocking off his wand of a left foot and crowding around him to stop him cutting inside and curling one into the top right corner of their goalkeeper's net.

He scored 41 goals of his first 50 league goals with his left foot, however, just one of his last six goals from open play have come via way of his left boot while four have been scored right-footed and one was with his head.

The important life lesson here from Salah's statement after Watford, in a game where he curled in a wonderful effort with his weaker foot and added a cheeky second with a backheel flick with the same boot too, is that no matter how good you are at something, you can always get better and always work harder to elevate yourself way beyond what many would have even thought you could ever achieve.

Why defenders will be absolutely petrified of Salah's statement and recent goal-scoring record is because how do they now do their homework and how do they stop a player that is so devastating with both feet?

Without doubt when he is running at defenders and putting them on the backfoot, thoughts will cross their minds about what to do and where they try to block him off because of his now clear ambidextrous talent.

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Take the Club World Cup semi-final against Monterrey as an example. A defender tried to get really close to stop him moving, only to find he was too close to Salah's centre which in turn allowed the frontman to create space and slip a ball in left-footed for Naby Keita to open the scoring.

It is clever from Salah, putting this statement out there, because he has let defenders and the world know what he has been working on and in turn that will have made defenders even more worried about his all-round threat when they face the Reds.

He also seems to be hitting form for Liverpool at exactly the right time too and perhaps that's down to all the work he's been doing behind the scenes, something every member of the Anfield faithful could be immensely grateful for come the end of this season with the trophy haul in sight.