Mo magic can’t pa­per over Reds’ de­fen­sive woes

Irish Examiner - Sport - - SOCCER -

It is hard to be­lieve ques­tions were asked when Jur­gen Klopp paid Roma £34m last sum­mer for Mo­hamed Salah, a player best re­mem­bered in Eng­land for a short, un­pro­duc­tive spell with Chelsea. Twenty-one Premier League goals later and that busi­ness looks a bar­gain. Salah has reached his 21 goals in just 25 games, the fastest Liver­pool player to hit the 20 mark in a Premier League sea­son. A World Cup beck­ons with Egypt this sum­mer and Liver­pool are still alive and kick­ing in the Cham­pi­ons League which sug­gests that, by the start of next sea­son, Salah could be a bona fide world star of the Philippe Coutinho va­ri­ety. Of course, as Liver­pool know, that can open up other com­pli­ca­tions but, for now, Liver­pool sup­port­ers and Klopp can sim­ply en­joy his prodi­gious goalscor­ing tal­ent.

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