Mohamed Salah has maintained his emphatic scoring run in the 2017-18 season to continue the surge in his debut season for Liverpool.
The ‘Egyptian King’ scored his 42nd and 43rd goal of the season in a sublime brace against former club AS Roma in the semi-final first leg of the UEFA Champions League at Anfield.
Liverpool held on a late surge from Roma to seal the tie 5-2 on another blockbuster European night at Merseyside. The Reds will hope Salah will once again make the difference in the second leg in Rome.
Salah showed class on a night where he bullied the Roma defence, and apart from his two strikes, he also provided two assists for Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino respectively.
As everybody in the stadium celebrated Salah’s two first half goals, the PFA Player of the Year showed his class by not celebrating the same. Instead, he raised both his hands and looked very still against his former side.
Many players often do not celebrate goals against their former teams, and Salah too, joined that list. Both his goals were fabulous to watch, with the first one being a curler from his left-foot that struck the top corner. The second was a clever dink over Roma goalkeeper after being fed well.
The player, who ruled the quarters tie against Manchester City, repeated a similar performance against the Italian side. He is becoming a regular goal-scorer in the big games. On nights like these, Salah’s presence has been the highlight for the Reds.
The former Chelsea man is having a dream season for Jurgen Klopp’s side, and could reach the 50-goal mark by end of the season. He will also be hoping to make a sound return to Italy, where he spent two seasons before joining Liverpool last summer.