It was undoubtedly one of the greatest goals scored in the Premier League. Mo Salah’s dazzling solo goal against Man City will be rewatched for years to come.
This is a player has been central to Liverpool’s success in the Klopp era, and right now there are few attacking players you might want in your side more than the Egyptian. After scoring his 100th Premier League goal in September, Salah scored one of his best efforts to give Liverpool the lead over City, as well as providing an assist earlier in the game.
Salah has now scored 9 goals in 9 games and if his form continues this could be one of those seasons where something really special can happen. He’s already done the amazing when he scored 32 goals to break the record for most in a 38-game Premier League season in 2017-18, and he has countless other records on top of that.
This season against Norwich he became the first player to score in five consecutive opening games of the season, he’s also won more player of the month awards in a single season (3) than any other player. If he scores in his next game he will break a personal record, of scoring in eight consecutive games for Liverpool (he has now scored in seven consecutive games three times for Liverpool).
It’s thrilling to see a player like this at the top of his game as it can really still surprise you even when you appreciate how talented they are. There are few players in the world that can score a goal like he did against Man City at the top level.
The Premier League is looking really interesting this season, with Chelsea leading the pack, closely followed by Liverpool, both Manchester clubs, Everton and Brighton. Any one of these teams can be top of the league after the next round of fixtures, and for the clubs involved as well as any neutral’s this is the kind of excitement we love to see.
Salah is the perfect example of what can happen when you believe in yourself. When he was at Chelsea some would have doubted his abilities, but he went away and came back better, stronger, wiser, and even more focused to show us what he had in mind before he arrived in the UK.
It’s almost impossible to play one v one with him because of being a left-footed player coming from the right. He makes himself so unpredictable that you don’t know if he is going to shoot with his left or take you on outside, which is why doubling up on him is important as a defender.
One second too late and he is gone. This is also a moment he waits for and what Klopp has created for his forward. They need one moment of one v one scenario and it’s alarm bells for the opposition. #mmlove