Date: 22nd November 2017 at 11:45pm
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Liverpool are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Actually Garth is now down as a ‘Football Analyst’ these days, a posh term for a pundit then!

The performance by Mohamed Salah in the three nil victory over Southampton at the weekend at Anfield was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other, in the opinion of the former Spurs striker anyway, most impressive performers in the topflight over the latest weekend.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Crooks, we’ll also not argue with it, selected Salah as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘This player is on fire at the moment. Mohamed Salah has now scored nine goals in his first 12 Premier League games. I knew he could play but I had no idea he was so accomplished in front of goal. His finishing for someone who is not regarded as a natural goalscorer is quite phenomenal. His first goal was sensational and came from a corner that he took himself, having ghosted back into the playing area before unleashing the most glorious strike. His second, a move created by Philippe Coutinho, was an entirely different finish and quite deft in comparison. With Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Coutinho and Salah playing like this, and all at the same time, Liverpool have the attacking qualities capable of scaring the living daylights out of any team. What a pity they do not have a defence to match. Can someone explain that to me?’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Salah for his recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was of course the win.

Full Team:

Heurelho Gomes (Watford), Christian Kabasele (Watford), Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal).

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