Salah Fires Liverpool Third, Palace Escape Bottom Three

Mohamed Salah

Sitting in third place in the table with seven games to go and in the latter stages of the UCL, Liverpool have a hugely talented squad with the likes of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino consistently delivering goals and assists and Klopp's project is kicking on. "The boys love playing together with him, and he loves playing with them".

The result never seemed in doubt after Salah opened the scoring in the fourth minute.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp believes comparisons between Mohamed Salah and Barcelona's five-time Ballon d'Or victor Lionel Messi are premature, but that the Egyptian is on his way to one day becoming the best player in the world.

And his 36 goals in all competitions is a new record for a Liverpool player in a debut season - eclipsing the 33 scored by Fernando Torres in 2007-08.

Watford did come within inches of a consolation when Roberto Pereyra smashed a free-kick against the crossbar.

Cenk Tosun scored two goals in the second half as Everton ended a five-game winless run away from home with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium.

Liverpool sensation Mohamed Salah insisted the Reds do not fear runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City ahead of their blockbuster Champions League tie.

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An outstanding display from Liverpool at Anfield yesterday, but there is only one thing that we have to all talk about first, and that is Mo Salah.

Salah has scored 36 goals for Liverpool in all competitions since joining from Roma past year - the most by any player in a debut season with the Reds.

Those Fantasy Football players who captained the freescoring Liverpool forward this weekend were rewarded handsomely.

Gracia said: "We knew we had a tough game".

But Messi - who some say played in one of the greatest Barcelona teams of all-time - had already picked up six league titles, three Champions League trophies and an Olympic gold medal by the age of 25. A team that makes him feel like he is the main man, well that's because he is.

Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen: Scoring goals has always been regarded as the hardest part of the game.



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