Liverpool: Three MOTM candidates against West Brom

Fabinho, Liverpool (Photo by PHIL NOBLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Liverpool, Mohamed Salah
Liverpool, Mohamed Salah (Photo by CATHERINE IVILL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

RW Mohamed Salah

No list like this would be complete without Mohamed Salah, who is basically guaranteed a spot any time this kind of a piece is done. Salah has 21 goals on the Premier League season now after netting the game-sealing goal on a counterattack against Manchester United in the last match. The man should be in more Premier League Team of the Seasons than the seemingly zero he’s been in, but maybe a huge day against West Brom will give him more respect.

Whereas Fabinho has a difficult matchup against Matheus Pereira, Salah is going up against a woeful West Brom defense. No team in the Premier League has surrendered more goals than the Baggies’ 68, whereas Salah is tied on first in goals with Harry Kane.

Sunday could be a valuable time for the 28-year-old right winger to put some distance between himself and Tottenham’s striker in the Golden Boot race. I don’t see how Dara O’Shea and the West Brom back three stand any chance of keeping the fluid and clinical Salah out of the scoresheet.

The man is on a mission to get some respect and, most importantly, carry Liverpool on to victory from an attacking perspective. We all saw how much that goal against United meant to Salah, and he is going to bring that same passion to the Hawthorns this weekend.