Mohamed Salah was never going to emulate last season, was he?
The Egyptian scored a ridiculous 44 goals in all competitions, winning the PFA Player of the Year and the Golden Boot in the process.
So, after a relatively slow start to this campaign, many rival fans were dubbing him a one-season wonder.
But now, after a hat-trick against Bournemouth on Saturday lunchtime, Salah is back joint-top of the Premier League goalscoring charts.
Not bad for someone having a tough season.
Salah appeared to be back to his very best on the south coast on Saturday.
His first was instinctive, following in from Roberto Firmino’s strike that had been parried by Asmir Begovic.
He made it 2-0 in the second-half, staying on his feet after Steve Cook’s nasty tackle on his Achilles to finish, via a deflection from Nathan Ake.
But Salah’s third summed up his confidence.
After being played through by Adam Lallana, he rounded Begovic, took his time and slotted it home.
A Cook own-goal had earlier put Liverpool 3-0 up as they went top of the Premier League - for the time being at least.
At full-time, Salah wasted no time in grabbing the match ball for his three goals.
With the travelling Kop chanting his name, Salah left the pitch. But the home fans also showed their appreciation by applauding him off the pitch, according to Liverpool Echo journalist James Pearce.
Class from the home fans.
Bournemouth remain in seventh in the table after a fantastic start to their campaign and they will be looking to bounce back from this heavy loss.
They will just be glad they don’t have to face Salah every week.News Now - Sport News