Orignally published on 2021-10-25 00:52:41 by edition.cnn.com
Mo Salah has played a crucial role in Liverpool’s fast start to the season, which has Jurgen Klopp’s side second in the Premier League and undefeated so far.
The Egyptian forward has seven goals in eight matches — joint top of the scoring charts with Leicester’s Jamie Vardy — and is playing perhaps the best football of his career.
Salah’s wonderful individual goal against Watford last weekend encapsulated the current run of form he is enjoying.
Playing alongside him in Liverpool’s front line are Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, the latter of who scored his 100th Premier League goal in the rout of Watford.
Though that trio may have an argument to be among the best attacking lines in football, Liverpool’s defense still provides some cause for concern — though certainly not to the same extent as Manchester United’s.
Liverpool has managed one clean sheet in its previous five matches and conceded eight goals in that time, with talismanic defender Virgil Van Dijk yet to hit the same heights he did before his knee injury.
However, Liverpool has often done a good job of keeping Cristiano Ronaldo quiet when it has come up against the Portuguese superstar — though that hasn’t necessarily resulted in wins.
Ronaldo has played Liverpool on 12 occasions throughout his career and has scored just three goals. However, he has come out victorious on eight occasions.
Liverpool continued its good form with a midweek win away to Atlético Madrid in the Champions League, which you can read more about here.