Why? He's generally been poor.
He probably had higher stats because most of their play was coming down his side, his only saving grace was they took Salah off. I wonder how many of these tackles and clearances were after he was subbed? He might have been playing out of position but it doesn't change the fact that even playing his correct position, he's not very good.
I didn't mean it would change your mind or anything - to be clear, I agree with you on how poor he has been. But despite my low opinion of him I found these stats interesting. It makes me think that he's probably trying harder than I previously gave him credit for.
And he has had a couple of decent games, in amongst the stinkers.
Stats can be misleading but it's all information and how you use it - I found this interesting, I hope you do too.