Mo Salah is on fire this season and last night was no different. Scoring four goals against Watford now puts him at 28 league goals this season, four more than Harry Kane who is out injured until at least the end of the month.
His first goal was saw him glide past Miguel Britos and put the ball in the back of the net with a right-footed shot. His second came from a tap in after Andy Robertson sent in a delightful ball from the left hand side. Then came his hat-trick goal, he sent three defenders chasing after him and got past all of them to take on a shot in the box, he also fell over while taking the shot and it still ended up in the bottom corner. And in the middle of scoring four wonder goals for the Reds, he allowed Bobby Firmino to join the scoresheet by setting up his goal.
He now has the most goals in a debut season for Liverpool with 36 blowing Fernando Torres record of 33 out of the water. And seeing that he can score four just in one game, he could make Premier League history over the next few games.
One thing our rivals took comfort in for most of the season was our ability to concede goals. No matter how could our forward line was, the defence still let too many goals in causing unnecessary draws or defeats. But now they have seemed to find their balance.
The Reds have managed six clean sheets in the first 10 games since the City defeat and with the exceptions of Spurs, Man Utd and City, no side has scored more than one goal against Liverpool while Karius has been between the sticks.
The introduction of Virgil Van Dijk and Andy Robertson into our bac four has made all the difference. Van Dijk is a leader who takes control of the game and win every header or lose ball that come his way and Andy Robertson is just like a work horse, he’s up and down the line whether its defending or attacking and never looks tired.
Signing for the Reds in the summer, Moreno was first choice left-back at the time and although he put his best efforts in, it was clear he needed some competition other than James Milner. A lot of fans were wondering why he picked Andy Robertson when we were linked with many other great left-backs but now that you can see the type of player he is you wouldn’t swap him out for anyone. He is a great crosser of the ball, as we seen in yesterday’s game, he is a solid defender who can be trusted at the back and contributes well in attack also.
One bad moment of the game was Emre Can limping off in the first-half. Hopefully it is not a serious injury and we will have to wait and see what the club say once the necessary scans say. Although Milner coming on yesterday didn’t disrupt the way Liverpool played and you can trust Milner in midfield.
It means Jordan Henderson is the base of our midfield three if Can is out for a long period of time and that may not be the best option due to his injury problems and lack of ability. Hopefully Emre Can injury isn’t too serious and he will be back in time for the Quarter-final legs against Man City in April.
Article by Lauren Black
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