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Defeat to Arsenal shows who is Liverpool's indispensable player

The obvious shortcomings of the team against the Gunners

By Charles Cornwall

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Liverpool is a team with great players, but not all of them have the same weight on the pitch, and although injuries have somewhat diminished the work of Jürgen Klopp, the absence of Mohamed Salah is undoubtedly one of the most sensitive that Liverpool could have had for this start of the year, and the Reds attack has great potential, however Salah is still the most decisive man for Liverpool.

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Despite this, Salah is not Liverpool's most indispensable player, and the Reds attack does not seem to have the same depth of finishing in the penalty area as with the Pharaoh, however the Reds attack has been well covered by players such as Diogo Jota, Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz. Having good numbers after Salah's injury, they have been excellent substitutes for the Egyptian's absence.

The Reds' midfield has been the most limited in the absence of Dominik Szoboszlai, as the Hungarian has proven to be the leader of the midfield, and after the game against Arsenal this was clear, as there has not been the same stability in the midfield since Szoboszlai's absence. Although the team continues to generate chances in the box and players like Alexis Mac Allister are getting more wear and tear, there just doesn't seem to be the same work rate.

Dominik has undoubtedly become an essential player in the good performance of this team, being the leader of a midfield that looks with great potential for the future, however it is still on the road to consecration, so Szoboszlai is essential, as he is the leader of the team in midfield, setting aside experience and a great technical quality.

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This does not represent a total dependency on the player, however his contribution to the team does not seem to have a replacement, as Alexis Mac Allister is the only player with similar characteristics, however Szoboszlai seems to be the player with the most potential for the future, and the team seems to have a big difference in both defending and attacking with the Hungarian on the pitch.

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