LIVERPOOL star Mohamed Salah has stunned the football world with a world class first half double in the Reds’ Champions League semi-final clash with Roma at Anfield.
In the second half, Salah made just as much of an impact, but this time as a distributor.
After a strong start from the visitors, Salah grabbed the ascendency for his side with a moment of sheer individual brilliance.
Just 10 minutes later, the prolific wide man had Anfield on its feet once again. Roberto Firmino slipped Salah through off the back of a swift counter attack started by a Virgil van Dijk long ball, as the PFA Player of the Year finished outstandingly with dinked strike.
In the second half, Salah showed how rounded his game is, cutting it across goal to Sadio Mané for Liverpool’s third, before quickly finding Firmino for the team’s fourth.
Naturally, the football world erupted on Twitter.
Literally everyone watching Mo Salah right now: https://t.co/30rwgBHrKX
— WH (@Wilshoholic) April 24, 2018
Mo Salah is having the game of his life! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/bTWTRMsZW0
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) April 24, 2018
Salah this season:
Just give him the Ballon d'Or now tbh… pic.twitter.com/AFo3rQY4Qh
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) April 24, 2018
Liverpool – Most goals in a single season (all comps)
47 Ian Rush
43 Mohamed Salah
42 Roger Hunt
40 Ian Rush@mosalah has scored 10 @ChampionsLeague goals this season – the most ever by a Liverpool player in a single season pic.twitter.com/TjpltRzB9c
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) April 24, 2018
Salah has now scored 43 goals in all competitions and is well on his way to breaking Ian Rush’s record for most goals in a campaign for Liverpool.
He’s got 10 in the Champions League; already two ahead of any other player in a single European season for the club.
The Egyptian is being tipped to challenge Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the Ballon d’Or.
Liverpool would finish the match with a 5-2 victory.