Can anybody stop Mohamed Salah?
Well, except for Ashley Young, anyway. Watford found out after just a few minutes at Anfield on Saturday that despite breaking the 30-goal barrier for the Reds, the former Chelsea man has no intention of letting his standards slip.
Liverpool took the lead in Saturday’s late kickoff thanks to an early effort from Salah where he sat down the returning Miguel Britos before slotting home.
It was Salah’s 33rd goal in 41 Liverpool games this season and that’s quite an absurd return for a player many fans were questioning whether he could cut in the Premier League after his spell with Chelsea.
In fact, the goal was eerily reminiscent of the great Lionel Messi’s against Bayern Munich back in 2015.
Messi, of course, demolished Chelsea over two legs in the Champions League with three of Barcelona’s four goals in their 4-1 aggregate win and he assisted the other.
But back in 2015, Jerome Boateng played the role of Britos when he was sat down by the Argentinian wizard.
Ok, Watford isn’t quite Bayern Munich in the Champions League, but it was still pretty damn similar we’re sure you’ll agree. Check the footage below:
— Jack (@Salahbration) March 17, 2018
Salah has that same kind of balance and acceleration that Messi has, but let’s not get too carried away just yet.
Speaking last month, boss Jurgen Klopp hailing Salah’s goal-centric nature: “In football it’s all about doing the right thing in the right moment. And I like Mo’s desire for goals, you could see that.
“Flexibility, being fluent, depends on all the players around. You cannot just have one player flexible. That’s how it is.
“If you see how we change positions, how Roberto (Firmino) immediately defends each moment for Mo. Sadio does the same.”
If Liverpool can see out the victory over Watford, the Red half of Merseyside will see themselves climb into third place in the Premier League table and just two points behind Manchester United.
With just seven games remaining and both of their Champions League rivals in FA Cup action this weekend, a win is vital.