Liverpool left behind 2-1 defeat against Manchester United on match day 30 with a remarkable comeback against Watford. Anfield giants handed Watford 5-0 defeat as Egyptian international Mohamed Salah writes a new chapter with a four goal fest.
Mo Salah became the first Liverpool player since Luis Suarez departure to score four goals in a match. Egyptian Messi is having a dream season in his debut for Liverpool and now he leads the Premier League charts with 28 goals, four ahead of second place Tottenham Hotspur’s striker Harry Kane.
His individual tally goes to 36 goals in all competition which earns him the honour of becoming the first Liverpool player to score that many goals on his debut season. Egyptian King is not only scoring goals his assists plays a major role in his contribution for the team.
4 – Mo Salah today became the first player to score four goals from exactly four shots in a Premier League game since Andrey Arshavin for Arsenal at Liverpool in April 2009. Awesome. pic.twitter.com/Oxhp2k0vBN
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 17, 2018
He scored four and provided an assist to Firmino, playing a role in every goal scored by Liverpool against Watford. He opened the scoring for the Reds in the 4th minute as he bursts past the challenge of Britos. He hold his composure to slot his effort past Karnezis with his weaker right-foot and he sloted into the bottom corner. It matched Fernando Torres’ best season with the club with 25 league goals and 33 in total in all competition.
Salah wasn’t happy with matching Torres’ debut goal tally of 2007/08 season. He got a chance to break the Spaniard record in 43rd minute of the match with inch perfect Robertson’s left-footed cross. He was alert to the quality delivered and he tapped in from close range to take his goal tally to 34 for the season.
Mo Salah doing things Messi would be proud of pic.twitter.com/B00nB1zDTp
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Egyptian Messi proves the quality similar to Messi he has with his unselfishness. Salah already has a brace from first-half and now he assisted Firmino to make it 3-0. He raids down the right inside channel in his typical fashion and hammers the ball across the face of the goal. Firmino makes a clever run and able to score from a back-heel effort into the bottom corner.
Salah knew something great is going to happen for him individually on England’s worst climate day and it did happen. He scored his first hat-trick for Liverpool adding to Watford’s woes in 77th minute. He scores a Messi style goal making room to strike despite surrounded by three defenders. His quick feets open room for him to strike, although it wasn’t a strike for glory but Karnezis was blinded by the players in front of him and Salah manages to find the bottom corner.
With five minutes left of normal time play, Salah got himself on the scoresheet again. His fourth of the evening came in 85th minute from a rebound setup as he was denied in first instance by Karnezis and he pounced on rebound and hammered the ball in empty net.
Salah’s personal best will not win Liverpool Premier League this season, but he is definitely writing a history in Liverpool’s colossal. With Harry Kane sidelined and third place Sergio Aguero’s seven goals difference to Salah gives him room to become player of the season.