Mohamed Salah hailed the world-class goal to hit Liverpool just three minutes into Newcastle as the Egyptian star scored a silky first touch, spin and battered finish in one fluid movement for his 20th Premier League goal of the season
- Mohamed Salah scored a brilliant goal early in the game against Newcastle in Liverpool
- The Egyptian striker brought Sadio Mane’s half-cleared cross to a halt with a big touch
- Then he spun around Matt Ritchie before firing a shot high into the net
- It was Salah’s 20th Premier League goal of the season and 29th overall
- BT expert Peter Crouch praised Salah for the first-class note and finish
Peter Crouch hailed Mohamed Salah’s “world class” result and gave Liverpool the lead in the Premier League against Newcastle United.
The Egyptian striker scored his 20th goal of the season and 29th overall with an outstanding touch to control Sadio Mane’s half-cleared cross, a stunning spin from Matt Ritchie and a tough finish.
The third-minute goal made Salah the first Liverpool player to score at least 20 goals in three different Premier League campaigns.
Mohamed Salah slams a formidable opening goal for Liverpool against Newcastle
The Egyptian star took a brilliant touch to control Sadio Mane’s cross, turned, and fired home
And he was commended by former Liverpool striker and BT Sport expert Crouch: “It was great to see it came out of nowhere.
“Look how strong Salah is here, holding the defender back, and he has that presence of mind. It was such a clinical ending.
“Having the presence of the Spirit to bring them down was world class.”
His expert at Anfield Jermaine Jenas said the goal was “Top Drawer”.
The breathtaking goal just three minutes after the start of the game earned experts a lot of praise
Salah celebrates with his Liverpool teammates after giving them the lead at Anfield
Salah receives a high five from strike partner Roberto Firmino after scoring the opener
And BT Sports commentator Steve McManaman was blinded by the dexterity of Salah’s first touch and the way he spun and shot in what appeared to be a fluid motion.
‘What a touch. There is nothing you can do about it, there is nothing you can do, “said the former Liverpool winger.
‘One if the very best. It’s a good body shape from Mane, it’s just a harmless cross in the box that is cleared.
“Look at the first touch here, back on the inside of his left foot, away from [Matt] Ritchie. He doesn’t have to move, doesn’t have to break a step. Just one touch and smash. ‘
But Salah was later frustrated in a fun, non-stop first half when he realized it was only to delay his shot and find the ball choked by Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.
Salah was later denied a second goal by a sprawling block from Newcastle goalkeeper Dubravka