The winger scored twice before Diogo Jota added a thunderous third as Jurgen Klopp’s men bounced back from a string of disappointing results.
Mohamed Salah just loves Anfield! The prolific winger became the first player ever to score in Liverpool’s first six home games of the season in Sunday’s easy 3-0 win over Brentford as the hosts climbed to second in the Premier League table – at least for now.
Salah, now involved in 119 goals in his last 117 games at Anfield, opened the scoring after latching on to Darwin Nunez’s pass late in the first half before doubling the Reds’ advantage with a fine header from Redukko Kostas Tsimikas. Diogo Jota completed the scoring with a striking finish from the edge of the penalty area.
Below, GOAL rates all the Liverpool players who will feature as Jurgen Klopp’s men bounced back from last week’s fortunate 1-1 draw at Luton and Thursday’s shock Europa League loss at Toulouse.
Liverpool Player Rating
Alisson Becker (7/10): Made some decent stops when challenged.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (7/10): Brentford almost scored with a shock pass in the first half, but the forward was very impressive and played his part in the opener, while a wonderful pass deserved a better finish from Salah.
Joel Matip (6/10): Hard-fought, but perhaps a bit lucky to avoid a second yellow at the start of the second half. Decent display, but still looks like an accident waiting to happen.
Virgil van Dijk (7/10): Characteristically assured performance. It really looks like he’s getting back to something close to his best. He saved a certain goal with one fantastic save.
Kostas Tsimikas (8/10): He retained his starting place despite scoring a goal in midweek and produced his most impressive performance in a red shirt for some time, contributing two assists.
Dominik Szoboszlai (6/10): One of his quieter performances since arriving in the summer.
Wataru Endo (6/10): Got a rare chance to start in the Premier League due to Alexis MacAllister’s suspension and was good on the ball for the most part. However, a poor first touch resulted in a desperate lunge that almost earned him a red card.
Cody Gakpo (6/10): He started again in midfield due to Liverpool’s injury problems, but while he worked hard and had a few attempts from distance, he was again largely ineffective in a deeper role. Subscription late.
Mohamed Salah (9/10): Deadly as always! There was no chance he was going to miss after Nunez slipped him in and his header was superb. Just a class act.
Darwin Nunez (7/10): He deservedly got on the scoreboard after two goals were flagged for offside. Still, he got another assist for Salah with a nice break.
Diogo Jota (8/10): A constant threat and he was justly rewarded for a spirited display with a fine strike from distance that flew into the back of the net.