Liverpool thrashed Porto 5-0 in Portugal, with the Egyptian scoring a brilliant goal.
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool rounds the keeper
Liverpool put one foot, well their entire lower body, into the next round of the Champions League this evening with a thumping win over Porto away from home.
Liverpool dealt out a 5-0 thrashing at the Dragao as Porto simply could not handle the attacking verve of Jurgen Klopp’s team.
It was a game of many highlights for Liverpool fans, including a hat-trick for Sadio Mane.
But perhaps the most impressive moment of the game came when Mohamed Salah scored, taking his incredible debut season tally at Liverpool to 30 goals.
Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah shoots past Porto's Portuguese goalkeeper Jose Sa to score
The manner of his finish is however what caught the most attention. After James Milner saw a shot cannon off the upright, the ball rebounded into the path of Salah.
The Egyptian, with ice in his veins, took the ball under control, volleyed it over the keeper, took a deft touch with his head to steady himself, before slotting home Liverpool’s second on the night.
Liverpool, UNITED KINGDOM: Liverpool's Peter Crouch (R) vies with Real Betis' Alberto Rivera (L)
It was a goal Liverpool strikers from down the years would have been proud to score, including it seems Peter Crouch.
The Stoke striker, who did not have such an explosive start to his Liverpool career, posted this tongue-in-cheek tweet after Salah’s moment of nonchalant magic:
If salah didnt panic in front of goal he’d score more— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) February 14, 2018
Crouch, the stereotypical ‘he’s got good feet for a big man player’, will probably feel he could score such a goal.
Another ex-Liverpool striker tweeting after the game was Robbie Fowler. One of the club’s greatest ever frontmen is clearly feeling confident that Liverpool are on their way to the next round:
I think we're safe....— Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) February 14, 2018
Barring some sort of meltdown combined with a miracle at Anfield, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp can probably give Salah a rest when Porto come to town.