Mohamed Salah the Difference-Maker Against Leicester City

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 30: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool scores their first goal past Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Anfield on December 30, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Anfield, Liverpool

At just £36.9 million, Mohamed Salah was a steal. The Premier League’s newest star has done it again, sealing three points for Liverpool. The Reds downed Leicester City 2-1 at Anfield on Saturday. After an opening goal from Leicester’s Jamie Vardy, it wasn’t until early in the second half that Liverpool answered. Just as the team were looking complacent, he found a way to create a spark. Finding the goal at 52′ and 76′, he helped Liverpool over the line.

Mohamed Salah the Difference-Maker

Amidst a hyper-inflated market, Liverpool found a catalyst in Egyptian International Salah.  With 23 goals in all competitions, he is on a feverish pace though is just now becoming a household name.

A side-by-side comparison with the league’s darling, Harry Kane, will show equally impressive statistics. Kane has 18 goals and an assist while Salah has 17 goals and five assists. Taking nothing away from Tottenham’s star, Salah has been involved in 22 Liverpool goals to Kane’s 19 for Tottenham.

Salah Limps Off

In the 83′, Salah was visibly limping off as he was substitute by Jurgen Klopp. In the post-match conference, the manager commented:

“I don’t know in this moment exactly [what it is], but he was limping. That’s never a good sign, to be honest. We have to see what his problem was. We will see what he can do for the next game.”

With Burnley less than 48 hours away, it is questionable at best as to the likelihood of the Egyptian making the trip.

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