The Reds breezed past their mid-table opposition on a snowy evening at Anfield, with Salah netting four times and supplying another for Firmino.
Headlined by a virtuoso display by the Egyptian, this was an excellent all-round performance from Jurgen Klopp‘s side, with many of Salah’s team-mates deserving of recognition.
But who stood out for journalists and statisticians, and did any Liverpool players receive criticism for their output despite the result?
It is no surprise to see Salah given a near-perfect rating (9.9), with almost every publication awarding the winger a 10 out of 10.
More interesting, though, is how the 25-year-old was considered flawless on a statistical level too, likely due to his contribution to every goal.
Salah also created the joint-most chances of any player (three) and completed the most dribbles (five), as well as hitting the target with all four of his shots.
Elsewhere, both Firmino (8.0) and Robertson (7.9) were rated impressively, while Mane (7.6) and Virgil van Dijk (7.1) also received praise for their displays.
But, on average, Gomez (6.9) was deemed to have performed better than his captain (6.5), with Emmerson’s claim that he is “not himself at the moment” certainly questionable.
Encouragingly, WhoScored rated every outfield player at over seven out of 10, with Liverpool performing exceptionally on a statistical level, with their 10 shots on target serving as proof.
It is frustrating, therefore, that their next outing is not until March 31, away to Crystal Palace, with this latest win coming directly before the international break.
But Klopp can hope the Reds keep up their momentum when they return and make the trip to Selhurst Park.