Team of the week Alisson David Luiz Mohamed Salah and Garth Crooks ,
Mohamed Salah: The Egyptian gods are smiling on Mohamed Salah again. The striker went three games without scoring , He hasn’t been in the blistering form he was last season but Liverpool seem a more complete team than they did last season. In the meantime, the Egyptian upper house the Shura Council – can call off their emergency session now the country’s top player is scoring again .
Marcus Rashford: After picking out two assists last week against Southampton he casually rolled the ball to Juan Mata to help himself to Manchester United’s second goal against a Fulham side way out of their depth. I suggested last week .
The Crooks of the matter
When that knucklehead threw that banana skin on the pitch last week during the north London derby, I prayed it wasn’t a Spurs fan ,my heart sank. Did this dunderhead know nothing of the club’s history? Didn’t he have any respect for players in his own team like Dele Alli or Moussa Sissoko? Clearly not.
At the bottom, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first game as Southampton manager ended in defeat as they lost 1-0 at Cardiff, but Burnley won for the first time since September with a 1-0 home victory over Brighton which lifted them out of the relegation zone.
Goalkeeper – Alisson (Liverpool)
It’s not often I struggle to find a goalkeeper who has had an outstanding weekend. Burnley’s Joe Hart and Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris both kept clean sheets, but their teams are not top of the league.
I’m going for Alisson. It’s no coincidence the Reds find themselves top. Jurgen Klopp has invested wisely in one of the best young keepers around . So if I’m looking for some rationale to justify my selection , and it has helped them become serious title contenders.
Did you know? Alisson has the best unbeaten run from the start of a Premier League career for any Liverpool player (16 games).