Salah says his wonderful goal against City 'could have been more special'

Ahram Online , Sunday 3 Oct 2021

Mohamed Salah said his sublime goal in Sunday's thrilling 2-2 draw with Manchester City could have been more special had Liverpool won.

Mohamed Salah
Liverpool s Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their side s second goal, during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield (AP)

The Egypt red-hot forward laid on a brilliant assist for Sadio Mane's opener on 59 minutes before scoring himself on 76 minutes to restore the team's advantage after Phil Foden had equalised for City.

City captain Kevin De Bruyne secured a share of spoils with a deflected shot nine minutes from time.

Commenting on his stunning goal, Salah told Sky Sports: "I have to watch it to see. It would be more special if we won the game but it is what it is. It's a good goal but nothing much to say."

Salah's solo run saw him skip past a couple of challengers to jink into the area and fire home with his right foot from a tight angle.

The 29-year-old, who netted for the seventh consecutive game, took his tally to nine goals in as many appearances in all competitions following another virtuoso display.

He also moved level on six goals with Leciester City striker Jamie Vardy on top of the Premier League's scoring chart.

"It is not the first goal [Mo Salah] has scored like this," Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said on BBC Radio 5Live.

"I think against Napoli and Tottenham were similar goals but it is pure world class, what a player. He set up the first goal as well for Sadio and it was great goal as well."

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