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Mohamed Salah, Romelu Lukaku get FIFA 22 latest upgrade

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Mohamed Salah, Romelu Lukaku get FIFA 22 latest upgrade

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been given a huge upgrade to his in-game stats and overall rating in FIFA 22 after a stellar start to his Premier League and UEFA Champions League campaign.

Salah currently sits at the top of the scoring charts in the Premier League with 10 goals in his first 10 games, including a hat-trick against fierce rivals Manchester United. When including his Champions League goals, Salah has scored 15 in all competitions, and along with his six assists – the Egyptian has tallied 21 goal contributions so far.

Many Liverpool fans were angered with EA Sports after they handed the 29-year-old a downgrade from 90 to 89 rated overall in FIFA 22, despite the winger scoring 31 goals in all competitions in the previous season.

 

Salah has been the Reds’ star player this season, playing a pivotal part in Liverpool’s title challenge and unbeaten start to their Champions League campaign.

The latest FIFA 22 squad update was released on Friday, October 29, 2021, with fellow Premier League clubs Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal all receiving big changes based on their seasons so far.

The squad update is available to download now on all platforms including PC, Xbox and PlayStation.

So, what stats did Mohamed Salah receive upgrades in? And what other Liverpool players were updated? Let’s take a look.

Mohamed Salah’s upgrades in FIFA 22
It’s no surprise that Salah has received upgrades to his in-game shooting and passing stats after his incredible season so far, but the winger also received an upgrade to his overall rating – reverting back to his FIFA 212 rating of 90 overall.

Mohamed Salah’s upgrades in FIFA 22
Mohamed Salah’s upgrades in FIFA 22

The winger also saw a +1 upgrade in his FIFA 22 potential rating, showing that EA may be anticipating the player to increase again in the near future.

The stats that were upgraded in-game were his finishing (91-92), long shots (84-85), short passing (84-85), vision (83-84), dribbling (90-91) and reactions (92-93), making him one of the most complete attackers in FIFA 22.

According to FIFA, Salah is now the third-best finisher in the Premier League, with his now 92 rated shooting higher than Jamie Vardy (91) and equal with Romelu Lukaku.

The only players who rank higher are Spurs’ Harry Kane (94) and Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo (95).

Salah has the third-best finishing in the Premier League on FIFA 22
Salah has the third-best finishing in the Premier League on FIFA 22
Along with Salah, Joel Matip saw an increase in a selection of his statistics, whilst Fabinho received a downgrade in his potential.

Matip has been immense at the back for Liverpool this season, with the defender managing to remain fit and start to cement a place in the team next to Virgil Van Dijk.

The Cameroonian was handed an upgrade in his dribbling (69-71), acceleration (50-55), sprint speed (65-66), reactions (84-85), marking (86-87), standing tackle (86-87) and sliding tackle (81-82)

 

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