Salah the Record Breaker

Man of the Match Friends of Liverpool

This one picks itself really, the Egyptian King as he is known to the Liverpool faithful, scored his 20th and 21st Premier League goals of the season in the thrilling 2-2 draw with Spurs.

We’ll come to his second goal in a bit, but the £35million pound man opened the scoring within the first 5 minutes when he pounced on a mistake by Eric Dier and put on display what a composed finisher he is.

The 25-year-old was a constant menace throughout the whole of the game, especially the first half, putting the likes of Vertonghen and Sanchez under immense pressure.

With his main rival for the Golden Boot, Harry Kane, having just fluffed his first penalty, Salah felt it was the perfect time to capitalise and show Anfield just how good he is.

A Lionel Messi-esque goal followed, he shrugged of Dele Alli, sent Ben Davies sprawling and danced passed Vertonghen, before delicately dinking the ball over Hugo Lloris.

The goal was worthy to win any game, unfortunately, for Jürgen Klopp’s side Mauricio Pochettino’s men never give up and Harry Kane scored his 100th Premier league goal to level the scoring.

As well as Kane, it was a memorable moment for man of the match Salah as well. The former Chelsea and Roma man hit his 20th goal of the season in the 4th minute. The fastest any Liverpool has reached that milestone.

Apart from Salah, a few other Liverpool players put in convincing performances. Trent Alexander Arnold had a very positive game at right back as he looks to compete with Joe Gomez, and soon Nathaniel Clyne, for that position. His pass to Milner could’ve been a magical assist but the midfielder’s cross-come-shot was deflected wide.

Karius also had a decent game, making a very important save from the first penalty and smothering at Son’s feet in the first half. Unfortunately, for the German his mistake led to Victor Wanyama’s thunder blaster of a goal.

Both centre backs also had superb games, keeping Kane and Co out until the 80th minute. Arguably one of them could have got this award today, but Lovren was at fault for the first penalty and Van Dijk the second. Typical of a Liverpool defence, looks solid but always vulnerable to make a mistake.

Anyway, once again Mohammed Salah owns Anfield and his display wins him a man of the match award.

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