Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes talk of Mohamed Salah’s early-season slump will be quashed by the Egyptian’s double in a four nil win over Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday that took his tally for the club to fifty goals.
Salah ended a four-game goal drought with the winner at Huddersfield on Saturday and looked more like his old self in scoring either side of half-time.
Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were also on target as Liverpool’s prolific front three that led them to the Champions League final last season all scored in the same game for this first time this campaign.
Salah has reached his half-century quicker than any other player in Liverpool history after just sixty-five appearances for the Reds.
Liverpool are now back on top of Champions League Group C as Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli drew two, two in the French capital, but all three sides remain separated by just two points.
Liverpool had struggled for goals in recent weeks with a new-found defensive stability instead keeping them level on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.