World-class Mohamed Salah is in the form of his career

Mohamed Salah has nine goals in as many games in all competitions for Liverpool so far this season – putting him on course to better his record-breaking 2017/18 campaign total if he continues at this pace. Scott Mason reports.

Mohamed Salah produced two moments of world class ability as Liverpool battled to a 2-2 draw against reigning champions Manchester City.

It was one of those games where both sets of players will have felt they should have come away with all three points.

Manchester City were dominant for a large period of the first half while the Reds took the lead twice with their No.11 at the heart of both goals.

From a Liverpool perspective, the home side were far from their best – particularly in attacking situations. In their previous six league games, Jürgen Klopp’s side have had an average of 23.5 shots per game but on Sunday they had just the six across the 90 minutes.

The lack of chance creation meant that the Anfield club couldn’t be wasteful with their opportunities, something that had cost them points away to Brentford.

But, with the form man-of-the-match forward Salah has found himself in, he only needed just the two moments to affect the game.

The Egyptian has started the season in excellent fashion with nine goals in as many games including three assists across all competitions. It is a return bettering his record-breaking season in the same number of fixtures.


The player seems to be in the best form of his career and, in the end, the No.11 proved the difference-maker against Pep Guardiola’s side, scoring once after setting another up for Sadio Mané.

Salah’s assist for the opening goal came in the 59th minute when he collected the ball in his own half from Fabinho. The Egyptian showcased a clever piece of skill to chip the ball over João Cancelo’s leg where he then went into an explosive sprint towards the opposition box.

The forward then saw the run of Mané and played a perfectly weighted pass for the Senegalese. The No.10 struck the ball first time into the far left corner beating Ederson to put his side 1-0 up.

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The two-time Golden Boot-winner’s goal was the highlight of the game. It was a moment of genius by the attacker. A goal worthy of winning any game.

The former AS Roma man shrugged off two opposing players, ball rolled past another before sending Aymeric Laporte the wrong way, allowing him to get a shot off into the far corner. It was an exceptional solo effort from the 29-year-old.

Next up for Salah and his Liverpool teammates is a trip to Watford on October 16, after the international break.

The Reds’ last trip to Vicarage Road was nothing short of disastrous, but the Hornets are also the perfect opponent for the Egyptian to continue his fine goal-scoring form – he has eight goals in six appearances against Watford.

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Scott Mason

Contributor. Irishman. Steve Finnan started my LFC love story.

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