Mohamed Salah’s third goal against Bournemouth was ‘outrageous’, according to BBC Sport commentator Conor McNamara.
Salah took Bournemouth to the sword this afternoon, netting a hat-trick in the 4-0 drubbing.
It sent Liverpool top for a few hours at least as Manchester City face Chelsea this evening in the late game.
And Salah, who struggled in the opening weeks of the season, appears to be back to his best.
“It’s outrageous,” McNamara said on BBC 5 Live after the third goal.
“It’s a player full of confidence, to even attempt that.
“You go around the goalkeeper and he’s thinking hang on a minute, I’ve done it once, I’ll do it again.
“Jurgen Klopp with a huge fist bump of a celebration and Mo Salah with a hat-trick.
“Slice of luck about the first goal but the second and third were pure class.”
Salah then refused to accept the Man of the Match award after the game, instead insisting on James Milner keeping it after playing his 500th game in the Premier League.
“Five hundred games,” Salah said, shaking his head and refusing the award.
“I have to congratulate him for his amazing career.
“He deserves it today. He’s had an amazing career, so I hope we’re going to win something this season together.
“But I will not take it!”
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp was very complimentary of his Egypt star after the game, saying: “Mo Salah scores that goal [the second one] and I don’t think many do in that situation.
“The third goal was again brilliant. It is really cool and it helps of course!
“We played nice football and the players we brought on did really well.
“The whole game was brilliant from him [Salah] today – not only the goals.
“He wanted to help with runs in behind and him scoring three goals is big for him and very important for us.”