Although they may have shown some brief struggles over the past month, it seems that Liverpool are back in business.
Picking up a 4-0 win over Red Star in Wednesday’s Champions League clash, Jurgen Klopp’s side now sit top of Group C.
Scoring twice, including one from the spot in the second-half, Mohamed Salah put in yet another Man of the Match performance.
With Liverpool’s usual penalty taker James Milner among the substitutes, last years PFA Player of the Year was the man given the responsibility.
Converting confidently from 12 yards, the Egyptian forward also revealed Liverpool’s penalty pecking order.
Direct quote from Salah on Liverpool’s penalty running order last night. Encouraging for his owners, maybe, given that Keita, Henderson, Lallana, Fabinho and Wijnaldum (all different types of central midfielder, admittedly) might be eating into Milner’s pitch time going forward. pic.twitter.com/SwY5oMC236
— FFScout Neale (@SkontoRigga) October 25, 2018
Salah reaches 50
Once again leading Liverpool to another victory on Wednesday, Salah also reached his own milestone in doing so.
The 26-year-old has now scored 50 goals for Klopp’s side in just 65 appearances.
Speaking after reaching his half-century, Salah was clearly thrilled with his achievement.
“That’s great. I’m happy to score 50 goals for Liverpool. I’m very proud about that and I hope to keep scoring to help the team win games,”
“It was an important game. We knew before the game it was going to be tough, but the most important thing for us is the three points. We are doing well now.”
Salah’s brace has now seen Liverpool take a one-point advantage over Napoli in Group C.
Last years Champions League finalists were also boosted by PSG’s 2-2 draw with the Italian side on Wednesday.
Salah was also glad to see that his fellow attacking partners Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino also found the net.
“I think we knew how to play with each other,”
“The way we play is always different, the style, the system is always different, so today at the beginning it was a little bit tough but we know how to play with each other. We know our quality and we are happy with each other.”
Next up for Liverpool?
After enduring a four-match winless run, Klopp will be calling for his side to build on their pair of victories over Red Star and Huddersfield.
With only their goal difference keeping them behind Manchester City in the Premier League table, the Reds will welcome Cardiff to Anfield this weekend.
Klopp’s men then face a tough examination against a revitalized Arsenal side before heading to Red Star for their next Champions League outing.