Mohamed Salah turns down MOTM award, hands it to Milner
Dec 08 2018
Mo Salah produced a sensational performance to demolish a sorry Bournemouth side in Saturday's early Premier League kick-off, as the Egyptian striker netted a hat-trick in an easy 4-0 Liverpool win to send them back to the top of the table.
An absolute class act and a wonderful tribute from Salah to his teammate. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News.
And Lawro is backing a 2-0 victory for the visitors in this one, explaining: "Chelsea made a fabulous start to the season but I have never seen them as genuine contenders in the title race".
The forward, now levelled with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang atop the league scorers' chart with 10 goals, is only bettered by Barcelona Lionel Messi [45 goals] who has scored the most goals in Europe top five leagues since the beginning of last season.
MF Fabinho, 7 - Nothing flashy, but incredibly important as he continually broke up play in the centre of the pitch.
FW Xherdan Shaqiri, 6 - Linked up well with Salah and Roberto Firmino and played some inviting through balls. His 42 league goals for Liverpool have come in just 52 games, faster than any other player in club history.
He put Liverpool ahead in the first half against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon then followed it up with a sensational solo effort in the second period to double his side's lead.
James Milner started his 500th Premier League game at right-back whilst Naby Keita started from the left in the absence of Sadio Mane, who was on the substitutes bench.
MF Jordan Henderson, NR - Brought on to give Firmino a breather.