Salah nominated for Champions League Player of the Week award

Sherman Parsons
October 26, 2018

Shaqiri's pass played Andy Robertson in behind the Red Star defence and his cross was converted by Firmino for his first goal in eight games to get Liverpool off the mark.

"I am proud to have started in the Champions League".

Salah took his tally to 50 goals for the Premier League club after netting a brace in a 4-0 Champions League win on Wednesday. He's such a tremendous leader, am literally jealous.

Jurgen Klopp has made Liverpool fans wait for a glimpse of what big-money summer signing Fabinho can do in a red shirt. There is no doubt now though that the England man is struggling for a starting place in this Liverpool Squad and with Van Dijk looking like a natural leader, the German coach may have a decision to make. That helps a little bit because I'm not in doubt, he was not in doubt, but if you are constantly asked about it then it's like, something obviously is wrong.

"[Klopp] was very frustrated and you can see why", the 46-year-old added.

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He looked accomplished and creative on the ball, whilst proving to be a nuisance for Red Star off the ball.

Having featured in a deeper midfield role at Huddersfield, the Switzerland global played off the right in midweek - and he is happy to be flexible on behalf of the greater good.

Klopp has repeatedly stressed he has not been concerned about Salah's performances, and said of the milestone: "I think he would say thanks to his team-mates because it's quite hard to score goals without these wonderful passes, crosses.

I had this already at the World Cup, so I know what I can handle". "The present for his birthday was not that he was in the lineup, it was that we played his favourite system with a double-six". Very aggressive, everything was there. "After the first 20 minutes we played a good game; we controlled the game, kept a clean sheet and scored a couple of good goals", continued the Dutchman, who was the stand-in skipper on the night. "That was the start, now let's carry on".

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