Ian Rush: Salah 'will have to take his game to yet another level'
- Rush highlights that our opponents already know everything about Salah so he has to level up
- But Ian also acknowledges other Reds, such as Mane Firmino, Shaqiri and Sturridge
On Mo Salah
"Mo Salah had an amazing season. He was a joy to watch. And, having watched him in pre-season after returning from the World Cup, he looks fit. In one game, he came off the bench and scored straight away and within three minutes could have had a hat-trick, so it shows he is up for it. I still think he will do well, but the problem is that the opposition know all about him now and maybe they think they can read him and neutralise him.
"It means he will have to take his game to yet another level. I believe he is capable of doing that. But if he is closely marked in games and maybe not as effective, you’ve still got Sadio Mane. He has been absolutely fantastic on the pre-season tour.
"With the focus on Salah it could give Mane the extra space to score more goals than last season. Roberto Firmino could also cash in more. Both Mane and Firmino are capable of causing plenty of damage."
On Shaq and Sturridge
"Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge would walk into most Premier League teams. To have them on the bench is fantastic, they can make a huge impact. I honestly do think Liverpool have got a good chance of winning the league – but then I’ve been hoping for this since 1990!"