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Salah strike caps off best start in Liverpool history

24 Septembre 2018

Watch the behind-the-scenes story of Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Southampton in the latest edition of LFCTV GO's "Inside Anfield" series.

"When you have this kind of quality in reserve, it makes dropping a star player a little easier for a manager and it also keeps everyone on their toes as they know their place in the side is constantly under threat".

Has Klopp found Liverpool a plan B with Shaqiri playing in behind Firmino, Mane and Salah?

"Of course everyone expects that (he will be as prolific as last season) but we don't expect that".

He was denied a second for offside in the 89th minute after Mario Lamina had cleared James Milner's shot off the line.

He's unlikely to be given a Premier League debut just yet, but a Carabao Cup run out is certainly not off the cards if the coach is keen to rotate.

While Liverpool were a formidable force going forward last season, Klopp seems to have finally solved their defensive failings by bringing in goalkeeper Alisson and centre-back Virgil van Dijk in the last nine months.

When team news for Saturday's 3pm kickoff was released, Joe Gomez' exclusion from the starting lineup came as a big surprise but Matip was flawless in almost everything he did and proved that he is a more than capable alternative.

Cech has ensured a hard start to the season as he struggled to adapt to new Arsenal manager Unai Emery's desire for his stopper to play the ball out to his defenders.

Will the Fab Five play together?

And, uncharacteristically, he explained the substitution to Shaqiri in a brilliant gesture.

The result is everything, of course, but the flimsiness of Spurs' display did little to suggest that some of the problems that have dogged them so far this season have been solved.

Former Arsenal striker Wright believes there is much more to come from Liverpool FC after a promising start.

Salah strike caps off best start in Liverpool history