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6 things Arne Slot will learn from watching Liverpool beat Spurs, including Mo Salah’s decision

LIVERPOOL 4-2 TOTTENHAM: Mo Salah, Andy Robertson, Cody Gakpo and Harvey Elliott were all on the scoresheet as the Reds won in Jurgen Klopp’s penultimate home game in charge

Salah gave Liverpool an early lead(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

He won’t have seen it live, as he has been preparing for his Feyenoord side’s match with PEC Zwolle on Sunday evening, but if he watches Liverpool’s match against Tottenham on Sunday, Arne Slot will have plenty to enjoy. note of.

The Reds were brilliant in the first hour of the match as goals from Mo Salah, Andy Robertson, Cody Gakpo and Harvey Elliott took them into a 4-0 lead, before an attempted Spurs fightback with goals from Richarlison and Heung- minus Son. .




But what will Slot have learned from his soon-to-be new side? We took a look.

You would be crazy to sell Mo Salah

Tottenham had started the better of the two teams and looked the more comfortable in possession, but all it took was one Trent Alexander-Arnold lunging for Salah on the right and Liverpool suddenly remembered who they were.

In a flash, Salah whipped a cross against the crossbar and then fired a shot at Guglielmo Vicario after Elliott had robbed Pape Sarr. His presence alone had cheered up his side and the crowd, and you can’t buy that kind of quality. The Saudis couldn’t do it last summer anyway.

Mo Salah opened the scoring with a header from close range(Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

The goal seemed inevitable for a few minutes before it came, and its simplicity was striking, but it all stemmed from Salah picking up the pace.

So many web pages and column inches have been taken up by the fallout from a brief spat he had with his manager of the last seven years last week, but it is certainly not the end of a cycle for one of the very best players in the world. world. Slot should feel blessed to be walking into a club with such talent, and there is at least one more chapter to be written.

There is a player in Cody Gakpo

Perhaps it is a simple conclusion given their nationality, but it promises to be interesting to see what Slot does with Gakpo when he arrives in the summer. Because there is a player there waiting to blossom.