Mohammed Salah has answered all the questions raised against him with a sublime performance in the fixture against Premier league Champions Manchester City at Anfield.
The Egyptian scored the solitary goal of the game to help Liverpool register a win. Mind you, it is a very important win for Liverpool who have not had a great start to their season.
In the 9 premier league games, this is just the third victory for Liverpool. So, you can get an idea of what an important victory it is for the club and the player himself.
It was an equally contested game where both the sides were raring to take the lead. However, the pundits were sliding with Manchester City to break the winning streak of Liverpool at Anfield.
(Context: Liverpool are yet to lose a game at Anfield since 2017, with people in attendance.)
But that couldn’t happen. Manchester City was the dominating team throughout the match. Yet, it was Liverpool who was more clinical in front of the goal. At least when it mattered the most.
Manchester City even put one behind the net. But the effort by Phil Foden was ruled out by VAR after it was revealed that there was a foul in the buildup.
Mohammed Salah and Alisson combine for a goal
What next? Alisson gave hit a perfect through ball to release Mohammed Salah. The 30-year-old caught Cancelo in a conundrum and then coolly beat Eddison to score the solitary goal of the game.
Manchester City pressed hard, but Joe Gomes, James Millner, and Van Dyke at the back made sure that there was no leakage from the Liverpool’s end.
As a result, the pristine winning streak of Manchester City in Premier League came to an end. However, they still sit on the second position of the table with 23 points to their name in 10 games.
Liverpool on the other end have played one game less than them. And have 13 points from their 9 games. They rest on the 8th position of the table.