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.
He’s done it! 💫
1️⃣7️⃣ games pic.twitter.com/Ce4bO7U6tW
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 30, 2017
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.
Mohamed Salah end of 2017 for LFC:
2nd PL top scorer
Sent Egypt to the World Cup.
3 x LFC POTM
2 x CL POTW
November PL POTM
BBC African Player of The Year
World Class. pic.twitter.com/wY8kiZxWUc
— SamueI (@VintageSalah) December 30, 2017
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