Salah giving Liverpool confidence like Suarez did, says Henderson

Tyler Owen
March 20, 2018

The four-goal haul was the first by a Liverpool player since Luis Suarez managed it in 2013. Heskey, who scored 39 goals in 150 Liverpool appearances admitted that Salah is on course for a record-breaking year.

Henderson believes that Salah's strike rate this season has given Liverpool's other players the assurance of knowing there will usually be an end product to all their hard work, as much as they had when Suarez was leading the line.

For many years, the only valid answer to this question was: Lionel Messi.

The award is presented by European Sports Media (ESM) to the top-ranked goalscorer in the continent, with a higher weighting given to goals in UEFA's top five leagues - the Premier League, LaLiga, Ligue 1, Serie A and the Bundesliga.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is on his way to reaching the elite level of Lionel Messi but has no interest in being compared to the prodigious Barcelona striker, manager Juergen Klopp has said. We have very good chemistry here at Liverpool.

Firmino's 23rd of the season marked the best goalscoring campaign of his career, beating the 22 he managed in 2013-14, and while Mane did not get on the scoresheet it was another performance which showed he is starting to rediscover the form of past year.

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Ten players were separated by five shots going into the weekend, a group that includes Rickie Fowler (71) and Patrick Reed (70). McIlroy finished his round strongly with birdies on 16 and 18 to leave himself well positioned heading into Sunday.

Liverpool are on the cusp of something special, and will look to challenge for the Premier League title next season.

Salah had gone a couple of games without scoring, but he was back on the scoresheet in devastating fashion as he claimed four goals against Watford on Saturday.

The 26-year-old has formed a devastating frontline alongside Firmino and Sadio Mane.

The Reds are challenging for a second-placed finish in the Premier League this term given Manchester City's commanding lead at the top of the table.

Salah's impact with Liverpool has stunned most, but those who have followed him closely will see he has been on a meteoric rise since being ditched by Chelsea and made a name for himself with Italian giants Roma. "They all showed their quality in different ways".

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