At least that’s what Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has claimed, with the Egyptian looking unlikely to figure against the Toffees.
Salah has been in sensational form since joining Liverpool from Roma last summer and bagged his 37th goal of the season on Wednesday night.
The winger limped out of that Champions League quarter-final win over Manchester City with a groin injury.
That problem has put Salah’s involvement in Saturday’s clash against Everton in serious doubt, with Jurgen Klopp insisting he won’t be risked.
Nicholas has now suggested Liverpool would batter Everton if they had the 25-year-old fit and firing.
And he’s expecting a 2-2 draw to unfold in Salah’s absence, with Sadio Mane backed to score first.
“Well after the midweek result, people will say Liverpool are tired but they also have tremendous momentum,” Nicholas told Sky Sports.
“Klopp rotated when he didn’t really need to in the reverse fixture and you wonder which of their front three will make it.
“If Salah was fit then I could see an annihilation but I think if Everton are still in the game in the final 30 minutes then they’ve got a good chance of getting something as Liverpool will be on their knees.”
Liverpool and Everton played out a 1-1 draw when they met at Anfield in December, with Salah and Wayne Rooney on the scoresheet.
Klopp’s side are 26 points better off than Sam Allardyce’s Everton going into Saturday’s fixture.
And they’ll be hoping to leapfrog Manchester United into second, with Jose Mourinho’s men set to take on runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.