Mohamed Salah starts where he left off
Last season, in the Premier League and Champions League, Mo Salah recorded 42 goals and 14 assists. He destroyed defenders across Europe and became Liverpool’s main star. This all happened in his debut season at Anfield.
So, the question is can he replicate that again this season? After watching his stunning second-half finish, runs in behind Napoli’s defence and worth ethic, there’s no question about that. Kalidou Koulibaly is a big unit in the Serie A side’s defence, athletic and capable of reading the game, but even he struggled to control the Egyptian.
If one thing is certain, I bet Virgil van Dijk sleeps better knowing he doesn’t have to face Salah in any domestic competition this season.
Daniel Sturridge reminds Klopp he can still finish – but can he stay injury-free?
Well, that sounds a bit unfair. Sturridge’s finishing ability is second to none at times, but his situation depends entirely on fitness. The former Chelsea forward has endured a frustrating career to date, dealing every knock and niggle under the sun, though at times he looks unplayable. While he took his goal well to make it 4-0, Klopp will want to see Sturridge available more often this season to offer Liverpool another route to scoring.