Jurgen Klopp weighing up Liverpool options including potential Mohamed Salah successor
With the intense focus brought by Al Ittihads incessant Mo Salah pursuit, the spotlight has inevitably fallen on Liverpool s front line, and the possibility of life without their striking superstar.
Yet as the window in Saudi Arabia finally closes on Thursday evening - and with Jurgen Klopp consistent in his firm assertion the Egyptian will not leave - suddenly the picture becomes far brighter as far as the Reds forward line is concerned.
Never under Klopp has there been THIS much competition for the front three places. For most of his Anfield tenure, his starting choice was the Mane-Firmino-Salah three pronged attack, which became the most feared in Europe.
From the very first game of this season though, it was evident Klopp believes he has almost an embarrassment of riches up frontand a difficult time in selecting three starters.
In that visit to Chelsea, the manager used SIX forwards, including the precocious teenage talent of Ben Doak, who at 17 is so highly rated by the German coach, he has been involved in every Liverpool game so far this season.