Salah scores 11th Premier League goal, creates another as Liverpool march on

Ahram Online, AP, Saturday 22 Dec 2018

Mohamed Salah
File photo of Mohamed Salah (Reuters)

Liverpool's in-form forward Mohamed Salah scored with a superb flick and created a goal for Virgil van Dijk either side of the interval to fire Liverpool to a 2-0 victory away to Wolves on Friday that moved them four points clear on top of the Premier League table.

The Egypt star took his tally to 11 Premier League goals so far this season, one clear of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on top of the competition's scoring charts.

He produced a deft flicked finish to turn in a driven cross by Fabinho in the 18th minute at rain-hit Molineux.

Salah also provided the cross that was guided in left-footed from close range by Van Dijk, capping a brilliant overall display by the Dutch center back at both ends of the field.

Liverpool extended their unbeaten start to the league season to 18 games and ensured they cannot be toppled by Manchester City before Christmas. Second-placed City, the defending champions, trail Liverpool by four points ahead of their home game against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

With Liverpool looking so solid at the back and increasingly lethal going forward, questions will be asked if Juergen Klopp's team can go through the campaign undefeated - matching Arsenal's feat in the 2003-04 season.

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