Former Manchester United centre-back Nemanja Vidic has hailed Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino as the Anfield side's most important player, and claimed the Reds are the closest title challengers to Manchester City.
Jurgen Klopp's side continued their fine start to the season by comfortably beating Fulham in a 2-0 win at Anfield, maintaining their unbeaten Premier League run.
The ex-Serbia international said: "They have speed, can hurt them at set-pieces, I think Liverpool has everything. I don't know how many goals they have in their team, sometimes they miss the chances."
Vidic added: "I like Firmino, he is the biggest player for them, the most important. So, yes, I think they are the biggest competitors to City."
After being held to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates by Arsenal a week earlier, Klopp's men responded in positive fashion by dispatching Fulham with relative ease.
The Cottagers thought they had taken the lead at Anfield when Aleksandar Mitrovic headed in, but the strike was controversially ruled out for offside by the officials. Liverpool went straight up the other end with a lightning counter-attack and scored through Salah, before Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri sealed the win mid-way through the second half.
After the end of the international break, the Reds will return to Premier League action when they take on seventh-placed Watford at Vicarage Road.