Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk believes an in-form Mohamed Salah is capable of doing damage to any team — even a dominant Manchester City — and could still beat Blues midfielder Kevin De Bruyne to the player of the year award.
The much-anticipated Champions League where to buy nfl jerseys cheap quarterfinal clash between the Premier League’s two top-scoring sides kicks off on Wednesday at Anfield where the emphasis is likely to be on goals.
Runaway league leaders City’s attacking intent revolves around the De Bruyne-David Silva partnership in midfield providing the ammunition for a pacy forward line of Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and either Gabriel Jesus or Sergio Aguero.
But in Salah, Liverpool have the top-flight’s leading scorer, with 29 of his 37 goals in a remarkable debut season with the Reds coming in the league and at such a consistent rate he has equalled the record of Robin van Persie and Cristiano Ronaldo of finding the net in 21 different matches — with six games still remaining.
Asked whether the Egypt international could do serious damage to City, having already scored against them in their only Premier League defeat so far at Anfield in January, Van Dijk said: “That’s what everyone knows. That’s how we feel as well.
“He’s that kind of player that you just need to be on your best. When he is 100 percent and in the zone then he can beat anyone.
“There are ways to stop him but I’m not going to tell you because buy cheap authentic nfl jerseys I don’t want our opponents to think about it!”
De Bruyne’s form in the first half of the season appeared to make him a lock for the Professional Footballers’ Association Players’ Player of the Year award, but Salah’s goal-scoring exploits are likely to have made it a much closer race.