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Everybody wrote off Liverpool – but Mo Salah had a different idea

By Mike McGrath, at Anfield

It was maybe becoming that Mohamed Salah, nicknamed the Egyptian King, scored on Coronation Day. The participant hailed by followers as Liverpool royalty netted with a scruffy close-range end that broke data at Anfield.

Most vital of the landmarks was becoming a member of Steven Gerrard on 186 targets for the membership, with solely Ian Rush (346), Roger Hunt (285), Gordon Hodgson (241) and Billy Liddell (228) forward of him on the record of Liverpool’s best goalscorers. He was additionally the primary participant to attain in 9 consecutive residence video games, taking him to 100 Anfield targets general.  

The larger image for Jurgen Klopp’s crew is that they’re placing big strain on Manchester United within the race for the Champions League locations. Klopp has performed down possibilities, saying his crew had longer to place collectively a run once they got here up on the rails within the 2020/21 marketing campaign.

However they’re stringing collectively wins that may see them run United shut. With Erik ten Hag’s crew shedding on Thursday night, this victory took Liverpool a degree behind their nice rivals. They’ve performed extra video games, however have utilized scoreboard strain with wins on the board. Over to their arch-rivals at West Ham on Sunday.  

It’s seen as unbecoming to have fun a fourth-placed end in the way in which Arsenal used to beneath Arsene Wenger, but who would begrudge Liverpool their second in the event that they overhaul United. They have been in tenth place initially of February, with barely a hope given of European qualification not to mention the Champions League.

This victory was not with out its scares, because of Brentford’s street-smart counter assaults. But it surely ended up being their sixth win in a row because of Salah. Neither his end or the efficiency was classic, nevertheless it was sufficient. They’ve three winnable video games to take them to a most 71 factors.  

In Salah they’ve a participant within the behavior of discovering the web, his aim taking him to 13 from his previous 17 appearances. It’s Erling Haaland and Marcus Rashford who’ve taken the headlines this season however Salah has quietly been discovering the again of the web often, which has taken his crew up the desk and nearby of their unlikely achievement.




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