Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Manchester City provided plenty of proof that the Reds will be a force to be reckoned with once again.
Goals from Darwin Nunez, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah kicked the season off in a great way for Jurgen Klopp.
However, Liverpool’s main man looked sharp and ready for another season filled with goals.
Salah’s involvement in all three of the goals on Saturday proves that he’s ready to hit the ground running and that he’s still the main man in this league.
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Salah’s MOTM performance
Whereas Nunez’s second-half substitute performance brought a goal and a penalty on debut, Salah’s overall contribution shows he’s gone from strength to strength following signing a new long-term deal at the club.
His sharpness and touch were as if we were halfway through the season – he looks ready.
His stats show a top performance all around: 3 key passes, 1 big chance created, 1 assist, 1 goal and 100% successful dribbles (5/5) in what was a vintage Salah performance.
Salah took home both the Golden Boot and Playmaker Award last season in the league in one of his best seasons to date.
The 30-year-old bagged 51 goal contributions from 51 games last season and he looks ready to challenge his own goalscoring records.
With Liverpool not having any direct right-wing alternatives, plus no World Cup football for Egypt – Salah should continue in the same vein throughout the season.