Within the 54th minute of Liverpool’s snug 5-0 win in opposition to Watford at Vicarage Street, Salah picked up the ball on the sting of the Watford field with a number of defenders between him and the objective.
Utilizing some delicate footwork and complex trickery, Salah danced previous a pair, faking a shot — which left a participant on the bottom — earlier than curling dwelling into the underside nook to spherical off the excellent objective.
It comes within the sport after the Egyptian’s glorious solo objective in opposition to Manchester Metropolis two weeks in the past wherein he jinked previous a number of Metropolis defenders earlier than firing his right-foot shot previous goalkeeper Ederson.
When requested whether or not he is scored a greater objective earlier than, he stated with a smile: “Final sport, possibly!”
“I do not know which one is healthier, this one or the Metropolis one. Each time I am within the field, I am attempting to provide the ball to somebody to attain,” he advised BT Sport.
And for main sports activities scientist Simon Brundish, he believes Salah must be given the award.
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp agrees.
“His efficiency was huge immediately,” the German supervisor advised BT Sport afterward.
“The cross for the primary objective was nice and the second objective was particular. He’s high. All of us see it. Who is healthier than him? We do not have to speak about what Messi and Ronaldo have executed for world soccer and their dominance. However proper now, he’s the very best.”
Ruining the celebration
Salah’s objective was the crowning second on what was a cushty afternoon for Klopp’s males — and a nightmare begin for brand new Watford supervisor Ranieri.
Sadio Mane bought the sport off to an ideal begin for Liverpool, slotting dwelling with simply the keeper to beat after Salah’s pleasant help.
Two targets from Roberto Firmino both aspect of the halftime break actually turned the screw on the house staff, earlier than Salah scored his glorious objective.
Firmino wrapped up the afternoon, tapping dwelling from shut vary to finish his hat trick and transfer Liverpool atop the Premier League desk.
Whereas it was the proper return to the Premier League after the worldwide break for Liverpool, it was the alternative for Ranieri.
The Italian was appointed as the brand new supervisor of the staff on a two-year contract earlier within the month.
The 69-year-old changed Xisco Munoz on the helm, after the Spaniard was sacked after lower than 10 months within the job.
It’s Ranieri’s first job within the English top-flight since he surprised the footballing world by profitable the Premier League with Leicester Metropolis in 2015-16.
The Italian left Serie A aspect Sampdoria in the summertime, and his appointment at Watford is the twentieth membership for which he is managed.
Nonetheless, his aspect seemed all at sea for the many of the sport, conceding sloppy targets and missing little going ahead.