Mohamed Salah netted his 50th Premier League during Liverpool’s thrilling 4-3 victory against Crystal Palace at the weekend.
The Egyptian international was on hand to dig the Reds out of trouble yet again, reacting to Virgil van Dijk’s deflected shot to finish expertly past Julian Speroni. Salah was a constant threat to the Palace defence and netted his brace, slamming home after James Milner’s cross was spilt by the Palace keeper. His goals mean Salah becomes the fourth fastest player in Premier League history to reach 50 goals, behind only Andy Cole, Alan Shearer and Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Jurgen Klopp has utilised the former Roma man as the lone striker for the majority of the season and has found great success. It’s unlikely to see Salah return to his right-wing role due to his goal scoring exploits which could see Sadio Mane move back on to his favoured flank. Despite Xherdan Shaqiri impressing since joining from Stoke, signing a world-class left winger would truly take Liverpool to another level.
One man Klopp should target is Napoli superstar – Lorenzo Insigne. Valued at £67.5m by Transfermarkt, the winger is a graduate of the club’s youth academy and has been a key player in the starting 11 for a number of years. One of the most consistent performers in the Serie A during recent seasons, Insigne been at his brilliant best yet again under Carlo Ancelotti.
The 27-year-old has already found the back of the net ten times in all competitions as well as registering five assists for his team-mates. The Italy international possesses frightening pace and close control which makes him a nightmare for defenders to deal with. Insigne’s ability was on show for Klopp during Liverpool’s Champions League group games – scoring the winner in Naples against the Reds.
With Insigne on the left, Mane on the right and Roberto Firmino behind Salah; they have an attack capable of challenging for honours in years to come.
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