It was a continuation of Salah's reliable displays at Anfield last season. He scored 15 goals at home, more than any other player.
However, when it came to picking their Gameweek 1 captain, many managers chose to overlook the winger.
Salah, meanwhile, was picked by only 890,000 for the captaincy.
While Aubameyang rewarded his backers by scoring and earning 14 armband points, Salah’s haul of 40 has been the decisive display of the Gameweek.
Two of his goals may have been converted penalties, but Salah was still a huge threat throughout against the promoted side.
His totals of nine shots and eight shots inside the box both rank top in Gameweek 1.
It shows that when Liverpool are playing at home, managers who avoid captaining Salah will do so at their own risk.