The Big Match

Football: Roberto Firmino vital to Jurgen Klopp's tactics

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah needs one more to set a new best in a 38-game Premier League campaign and four to equal Ian Rush's club record.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah needs one more to set a new best in a 38-game Premier League campaign and four to equal Ian Rush's club record.PHOTO: REUTERS

With 27 goals and an all-round contribution, Brazilian's commitment has lifted Liverpool

Once again, eyes will be trained on Mohamed Salah. They always are.

Liverpool's prolific Egyptian, on 31 goals, needs one more to set a new best in a 38-game Premier League campaign and four to equal Ian Rush's club record. Yet Salah's feats have obscured the way others are also in uncharted territory.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 12, 2018, with the headline 'Firmino vital to Klopp's tactics'. Print Edition | Subscribe