Liverpool were held in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday, with Mohamed Salah scoring on his Reds debut.
The hosts twice went into the lead through goals from Stefano Okaka and Abdoulaye Doucoure, but Sadio Mane, a Roberto Firmino penalty and a Salah tap-in looked as though Marco Silva’s side were set to end the game empty-handed on the opening weekend of the campaign.
However, Miguel Britos had other ideas as he pounced in injury time to rescue a share of the spoils, with Jurgen Klopp undoubtedly disappointed to see the lead slip away so late on.
From a defensive perspective, the German tactician will be far from happy with what he saw, with all three goals coming in disappointing fashion as question marks will be raised over Simon Mignolet again. However, they were very impressive in an attacking sense, with several individuals putting in good performances.
Salah stood out as aside from his goal, the Egyptian international was a constant menace with his pace and movement, linking up well with Mane and Firmino in an attacking trident that is sure to be prolific this season.
There’s undoubtedly an argument for him to be named MOTM on his debut, but Firmino’s quality linking play up top, scoring the penalty to drag his side level before providing an assist for Salah, he gets the nod from us.
Watford-Liverpool player ratings:
Watford: Gomes 6; Janmaat N/A, Kaboul 5, Britos 7, Holebas 6; Chalobah 6, Doucouré 8; Amrabat 6, Cleverley 6, Pereyra 6; Okaka 7.
Subs: Kiko 6, Richarlison 6, Gray 6.
Liverpool: Mignolet 5; Alexander-Arnold 7, Lovren 6, Matip 7, Moreno 6; Henderson 6, Can 6, Wijnaldum 5, Salah 8, Mane 7, Firmino 8.
Subs: Origi N/A, Milner N/A, Gomez N/A.