Mohamed Salah reveals similarities between current Liverpool squad and 2019/20 title winners

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has drawn comparisons between the current Reds squad and the side that won the Premier League in spectacular fashion in 2019/20.

It comes after Salah scored his 200th Liverpool goal in a comeback win over Crystal Palace that sent Jurgen Klopp’s side top of the table for the first time since September 2021. Previous leaders Arsenal suffered defeat to third-place Aston Villa to reduce the gap between the top three to two points.

“I see the mentality. Just keep fighting until the end,” Salah told TNT Sports. “We did it this game, last game and the game before. It’s something positive we can take from that. Of course we have like a new team, six or seven new players in the starting line. We just need to give them our advice.

“They are learning a lot and they are really nice guys. There are similarities from 2019, but of course the other guys achieve a lot and we have to give them credit. But I am sure we can do something special this year.”

Having pushed Manchester City all the way to the line the previous season in 2018/19 – recording the biggest ever points tally not to win the Premier League title in the process – Liverpool dominated the competition in 2019/20 by winning 26 of their first 27 games.

Even after dropping points in five of their last ten games when Premier League football resumed during ‘Project Restart’ following the first Covid-19 lockdown, the season still delivered a final tally of 99 and an 18-point cushion over City.

The recruitment of Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister, Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo in consecutive seasons mirrors the way Liverpool brought in Salah, Salah, Virgil van Dijk, Alisson and Fabinho to complete the puzzle in the two years prior to 2019/20.

Of the 2019/20 squad, only Salah, Van Dijk, Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip (albeit out for the season), Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott and back-up goalkeepers Caoimhin Kelleher and Adrian remain.

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