Liverpool: 5 takeaways from a 2-1 win over West Brom

Liverpool, Alisson (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Liverpool, Mohamed Salah
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But at least Mohamed Salah was excellent

All told, Roberto Firmino didn’t have a bad game despite not scoring, while Sadio Mane did at least have an assist. But the only Liverpool attacker who can truly be praised heavily is none other than the star man himself, Mohamed Salah.

One of the most important players in the Premier League this season, Salah showed his importance yet again this Sunday afternoon at The Hawthorns. He netted a stupendous equalizer for the Reds, passing the ball into the bottom corner of the net with his left foot. It was an instinctive, technically-perfect finish from a striker who knew that was the exact opportunity to shoot and which kind of finish to apply.

Salah is class like that. He should have had an assist for Mane as well and returned the favor, but Mane could not apply the same deft accuracy to his own attempt, which was arguably an easier effort than Salah – and perhaps set up more exquisitely by the opposite wide forward.

There’s no denying the 28-year-old’s brilliance. According to, he even had four key passes, doing whatever he could to try and get his teammates to join him on the scoresheet. But it was only Alisson who was equal to him in front of goal.