Mo Salah rapidly became one of the most devastating attacking players in world football last season with his consistently dazzling displays on the right-side of Liverpool’s attacking front-three, but he owed plenty of his success to the players around him.
Sure, Salah produced a multitude of special moments in which he relied solely on his brilliant blend of quick feet, balance, strength, speed and technical quality to find the back of the net, but plenty of his goal-scoring success arrived due to the calibre of the players around him.
The likes of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane who collectively formed the basis of a tantalising front-three alongside Salah are naturally worthy of a special mention, whilst overlapping support from Trent Alexander-Arnold and midfield dynamism from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jordan Henderson also played an instrumental role in Salah’s success.
With Naby Keita now stepping into Liverpool’s midfield, Salah should be ready to step up another level this season, but the arrival of another attacking talent would put the Egyptian in dreamland, namely Wilfried Zaha.
Crystal Palace’s talisman has consistently improved with every passing season since he joined the club from Manchester United for a measly fee of just £3.45 million back in 2015, and it’s fair to say his value has skyrocketed since arriving at Selhurst Park.
With electric speed, direct dribbling and quick-feet at the heart of his game, Zaha is the jewel in Palace’s crown so he would certainly demand a huge transfer fee, but there is plenty of evidence to suggest it would be one worth paying.
At this moment in time Liverpool are reliant on a system with Firmino spearheading the attack in a false-nine role, but Zaha’s arrival would give Klopp the opportunity to vary his approach by utilising his pace in the channels.
Not only would Zaha be a fantastic squad player to fill in across the front-three, his ability to drag defenders out of position with his movement both on and off the ball would create extra space for Salah to exploit.
Mane has been in sensational form at the beginning of the season but without a recognisable backup for the Senegal international there remains a concern that an injury problem would leave Klopp short of natural quality on the left side of his attack.
The signing of Zaha would solve that problem for Klopp, give Liverpool the strength in depth they need to challenge on multiple fronts and ensure that Salah continues to grow into a simply unstoppable talent.
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