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McDermott EXCLUSIVE: Salah brilliant; but our old Toon player Milner great too!

Terry McDermott believes Liverpool's success has derived from each player "doing their job".

The Reds put one foot in the Champions League final after a resounding 5-2 win over Roma in the first leg of their semi-final tie on Tuesday night.

Mohamed Salah took his season tally to 43 with a brace at Anfield, and while the Egyptian is deserving of the plaudits, McDermott told Tribalfootball that kudos must also be reserved for Liverpool's unsung heroes.

"People have been giving him (Salah) all the praise, and rightly so, because he's been unbelievable," said the three-time European Cup winner.

"But don't forget there's been other players who have been brilliant. I think Mane has done really well, Firmino has done really well and the centre-back's look a good pairing.

"There's not just two or three players, it's the whole squad and they're doing their job, and Salah's job is to put the ball in the the back of the net and he's making a good job of that isn't he?"

And McDermott saved special praise for James Milner, who he coached as an assistant at Newcastle United. The industrious Englishman became the Champions League's all-time assist leader for a single season on Tuesday night.

He added: "One person I do love is James Milner, he's brilliant, he never stops running. He trains like how he plays and he always stays behind.

"We had him at Newcastle and he was just a model professional."

You can read about Terry McDermott's incredible life and career in his biography, Terry Mac: Living For The Moment - My Autobiography, which can be bought by clicking on this link - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Terry-Mac-Living-Moment-Autobiography/dp/1910335584.

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