Salah ends goal drought with a double as Liverpool rout Man United

Ahram Online , AP , Tuesday 19 Apr 2022

Mohamed Salah ended a six-game goal drought in all competitions when he scored a double and provided an assist as Liverpool hammered Manchester United 4-0 in the Premier League on Tuesday.

Mohamed Salah
Liverpool s Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring his side s fourth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 (AP)

The Egyptian forward, who had not scored from open play since February, took his tally to 22 league goals as he tops the competition's scoring chart, five goals ahead of Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min.

Liverpool is also back where Manchester United is far from reaching: Top of the Premier League.

To know why there is such a deficit in quality now between English football's most successful clubs just look at how Liverpool's forwards tormented United in a 4-0 rout on Tuesday.

It wasn't just Salah scoring twice at Anfield, following a hat trick in the 5-0 humiliation in the reverse fixture.

Salah also assisted Luiz Diaz's opener. Salah's first was set up by Sadio Mane. And Mane's goal was provided by Diaz's pass.

All before Salah compounded another night of misery for United with a chipped finish for his second provided by Diaz's replacement _ Diogo Jota.

A glorious night for Liverpool ended with four fist pumps by manager Jurgen Klopp in front of the Kop. For the four goals? And maybe for the four trophies the season could yet end with.

The League Cup has already been collected and there's an FA Cup final meeting with Chelsea next month. Before then there's a Champions League semifinal clash with Real Madrid.

And there is the hope Manchester City does not regain first spot in the Premier League, although the two-point lead could be wiped out by the champions beating Brighton on Wednesday.

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