- Salah has 10 goals and 4 assists in 10 games for Liverpool this season.
- He is on the 30-man shortlist for the 2021 Ballon d’Or award.
It was the early kickoff fixture for the Premier League’s return following the international break. Watford were introducing former title-winning manager with Leicester City – Claudio Ranieri as the successor to Xisco Munoz and he couldn’t have dreamt of a worse start to his tenure.
The Reds came out of the blocks flying and had their foot on their rival’s neck in the first half. They dominated possession with 84%, had 390 completed passes while holding the ‘Hornets’ to only 45 passes and no shots on goal.
Salah helped open the deadlock with an exquisite pass for Sadio Mane to slot home the opener, with the Senegalese notching his 100th Premier League goal in the process. Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino scored three times to help the team to a convincing win.
Mo Salah’s wonderful finish
Despite Firmino bagging a hat-trick, it was the Egyptian who grabbed the headlines after scoring yet another stunning solo goal. Salah danced past defenders in the box, left others on the ground and then slotted it past Ben Foster.
Just two weeks ago, he scored an almost identical goal against Manchester City at Anfield that left most football fans in awe. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised his efforts in a post-match interview saying that he is the best player in the world at the moment.
The season is still in its early days but after 10 games, Salah has had a goal contribution (goal or assist) in every game bar only against Burnley. Based on his current form it is difficult to argue against his manager’s comments.