Mohamed Salah’s status at Liverpool backed up by spectacular numbers

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The forward is in a rich vein of form and will make club history if he scores away against Manchester United

Jürgen Klopp had two things in common with Atlético Madrid’s players in the eighth minute of Tuesday’s enthralling Champions League tie at Wanda Metropolitano. First, he didn’t sense the danger when Andy Robertson’s cross sailed over their penalty area either. Second, he quickly realised that Mohamed Salah is, at present, perfecting the art of making the seemingly impossible possible.

No one studies Salah as intently on a daily basis or has managed him in as many games as Klopp, and yet those moments when the Liverpool forward becomes an unstoppable force retain a capacity to astonish. Manchester City felt it recently too. Last weekend it was Watford’s turn, followed by the supremely well-drilled champions of Spain as Salah became the first player in Liverpool’s 129-year history to score in nine successive matches. He will become the first in Liverpool’s history to score in three consecutive trips to Old Trafford should he make it 10 on Sunday.

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Written by Andy Hunter
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