Mohamed Salah has been voted the Champions League Player of the Week after his superb display in Liverpool’s 7-0 win over NK Maribor on Tuesday.
The Egyptian set the wheels in motion to assist Roberto Firmino’s opener after a blistering run, before adding two goals of his own later in the match.
Liverpool’s Slovenian hosts proved to be no match for Salah’s sheer pace as the winger spearheaded a devastating attacking performance.
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It marked yet another standout night for the summer signing, who recently won Liverpool’s Player of the Month and Goal of the Month awards for August and September, as well as scoring a stoppage-time penalty to take Egypt to the World Cup for the first time since 1990.
The midweek win served as the latest insight into how naturally Salah is thriving in Jurgen Klopp’s attacking setup and how quickly he has settled into the team.
More importantly, his excellence played a vital role in securing Liverpool’s first win of the group stages and, in the process, breaking the record for the biggest Champions League win away from home.
The team with the biggest home win in the Champions League? Also Liverpool.
With Sadio Mane expected to be sidelined for six weeks with injury, Salah is pivotal to maintaining the Reds’ counterattacking threat and posing as an outlet for the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino to make use of.
Keep it up, Mo.