Former Tottenham Hotspur and Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has named Liverpool stars Andy Robertson and Mohamed Salah in his Premier League team of the week.
He lauded Robertson for his ‘excellent’ performance against Wolves at the weekend – he also singled out Salah, mentioning how important it was for the Reds to keep him during the summer transfer window.
While Liverpool were well-represented in Redknapp’s XI, Brighton had even greater share of his praise – three of their players made it in after they swept aside Manchester United.
What did Harry Redknapp say about the two Liverpool players in his team of the week?
Speaking to BetVictor, Redknapp said: “My other full back will be Andy Robertson of Liverpool. Whilst he grabbed the goal, which was key for Liverpool, I felt his overall performance was excellent.
“In a changed Liverpool defence, his experience was vital for the Reds who came from a goal behind to get all three points against Wolves. It’s great to see him back to his best and he will be an important player for Liverpool going forward.
On Mohamed Salah, Redknapp had this to say: “One of the best results of the transfer window in my opinion was Liverpool hanging on to Mo Salah. Whilst there’d been talk of him heading to Saudi Arabia, it was key for the Reds that their top man stayed on Merseyside.
“His importance was displayed for all to see when helping Liverpool come back from a goal behind to defeat Wolves. Salah’s knowledge, knowhow and ability can help lead Liverpool when they end up in some tricky situations. We all know how good his all-round game is, but I was particularly impressed by his passing and his selfless contribution to the team.”
Who else was in Redknapp’s team of the week?
Redknapp’s full Premier League team of the week for game week five was as follows: Robert Sanchez (Chelsea), Tariq Lamptey (Brighton and Hove Albion), Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion), Lloyd Kelly (AFC Bournemouth), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Douglas Luiz (Aston Villa), Leandro Trossard (Arsenal), Pascal Gross (Brighton and Hove Albion), Mo Salah (Liverpool), Julian Alvarez (Manchester City), Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur).