Klopp: Surprise Liverpool line-up was key in Brighton romp

Posted Diciembre 06, 2017

"That's why they are here".

It's the local derby as they await Everton who make the short trip across Stanley Park to Anfield.

But when the German has a front three in this kind of form he could probably dispense with centre-backs altogether.

Former Spurs striker Garth Crooks has been impressed by Salah's exploits, and spoke of the players improvement since his Chelsea spell.

Zinedine Zidane and his hierarchy could be looking at Salah as a potential replacement for the injury-prone Gareth Bale, who could be sold in the summer. The Estonian only made the bench last weekend owing to illness. Mido said: "Salah has got the mentality to keep playing at the top level for many years".

Liverpool are reaping the benefits of splurging £37m in the summer and Salah was brilliant once again in the 5-1 win over Brighton on Saturday.

But it is the way he carries the hopes and dreams of his club and his country that defines him as a person and as a footballer.

The Spanish giants' hierarchy had earlier watched the dynamic attacking midfielder in action and reportedly, according to Diario Sport, held talks to bring him to the Camp Nou in the near future.

Whenever Ian Rush scored, Liverpool never lost - or at least that was the theory. The easiest example being his second goal against Stoke - pressuring Erik Pieters into losing the ball in the final third before taking on Lee Grant with a low drive to the goalkeeper's left. Not even Jurgen Klopp himself.

Salah has been a revelation since arriving from Serie A outfit Roma in the off-season, scoring 17 goals in all competitions.

Liverpool have been breathtaking going forward this season, with the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane lighting up the league, but there are still nagging doubts regarding their weak back-line.

Real's interest was inevitable.

"I am happy for Mo because he is doing well, he is a very important player for us and I'm happy for him to score", Mane said in an interview with Liverpool's official website.