Shay Given jokingly suggests that he could have saved Mohamed Salah’s rocket vs Chelsea

Liverpool took a big stride towards the Premier League title with a 2-0 win against Chelsea on Sunday. 

The Reds are now top of the league, two points ahead of Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp’s team have played one extra game though. 

That means the title is still City’s hands – a win from each of their remaining five games would see them finish top. 

Despite that fact, there’s a real sense of expectation around Anfield and that was heightened following Sunday’s win.

Sadio Mane opened the scoring in the second half with a header at the back post, but it’s Mohamed Salah who stole all the headlines a few minutes later. 

The ex-Chelsea man scored a rocket against his former club, cutting in from the right side and drilling his effort into the top corner from 25 yards.

His finish pretty much guaranteed the three points and ensured that Liverpool are still very much in the title hunt. 

But Shay Given, who’s since gone viral for his reaction to the goal, believes we would have seen a very different outcome had he been between the sticks on Sunday. 

The former Man City goalkeeper, who was waffling down his dinner when Salah scored, claims he would have saved the Egyptian’s effort – and explained how the hilarious video surfaced. 

“We were totally off air, so the producer has stitched me up at the end of the show,” Given revealed on talkSPORT.

“He’s said to us, ‘we’ve just got a little clip to show you before we’re finished for the day’.

“So I’m sitting there quite relaxed thinking, ‘what it’s going to be?’, and it’s me munching down a Sunday roast!”

Brilliant. But apparently, Given’s reaction, or lack of it, was down to the fact he wanted a different result. 

“I had my Man City head on,” He continued.

“Ian Wright and Steve McManaman were going mad because it was a special goal, but I felt maybe Chelsea could have taken a point or two off Liverpool for my old club. 

“Once Salah hit that strike I thought, ‘oh that’s it, they’re not losing now’, so it was back to my food! I think I would have caught it, myself!” 

That’s a bold shout from the retired, 42-year-old goalkeeper. Whatever you say, Shay.