Good Guy, Salah
The Premier League almost decided that Salah was a ‘one season wonder’. That was until Liverpool faced Bournemouth on the weekend. Klopp’s side travelled to the South Coast on Saturday in search for a spot at the top of the Premiership and they got exactly that.
Mohammad Salah muted his critics at the end of 90 minutes having completed his second ever club hattrick for Liverpool. The first came in the in the 25′ minute when Salah followed in an effort at goal made by Bobby Friminho. Liverpool headed into the halftime break with a one-goal lead and when the players came back onto the pitch, it took only three minutes for Salah to double up. A determined run from the Egyptian was rewarded as the ball trickled into the far corner of the goal past Begovic.
The Hat-trick for Salah appeared inevitable and when the chance arose, he made his third goal spectacular. It was far from what you’d call a ‘screamer’ however, the calmness in his play for Liverpool’s 4th was that only players with great confidence can demonstrate. After taking it around the keeper twice, he waited for the perfect opening and poked it in to seal the game off. This was the first time since March 2018 that Salah has scored more than one goal in a match.
Following Manchester City’s loss at Stamford Bridge, Liverpool overtook the Champions and now remain the only unbeaten side in the division. Mo Salah’s performance was praised and he undoubtedly won the Man Of The Match award. A really classy move from Salah was him refusing the award and instead gave it to his teammate, James Milner who was making his 500th Premier League appearance. As well as making it to half a century of matches, Milner ran at the speed of 31kmh during the match which is his highest ever recorded speed, not bad for a 32-year-old.