‘Best in the world’: Carra, Owen & more react to Salah display vs City
Liverpool taking on Manchester City has proved the Premier League’s must-watch fixture in recent seasons and the latest much-hyped clash didn’t disappoint – in part thanks to a masterclass from Mohamed Salah.
It’s often been the two sides challenging one another for the title in recent seasons, and once again they showed why they’re among the best in the world with a wonderfully entertaining 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
Phil Foden capped off a lively performance with a brilliant finish, while Kevin De Bruyne scored City’s second equaliser – but there can be no questioning who was the man of the match.
Salah underlined his case as an all-time Premier League and Liverpool legend by producing two truly special moments to twice give the Reds the lead in the second half.
The Egypt international did brilliantly to find space for himself before a perfectly-weighted ball in for Sadio Mane, who scored Liverpool’s opener. Then he scored a truly special solo effort a short while later.
The individual display sent social media into raptures, in particular from former Liverpool players and fans. We’ve collected some of the best reactions and most impressive stats here.
Salah received the ball here and finished it all by himself 😱
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 3, 2021
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 3, 2021
7 – Mohamed Salah has now scored in each of his last seven appearances for Liverpool in all competitions, equalling his longest scoring streak for the Reds (last achieved in April 2018). Unstoppable.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 3, 2021
Mohamed Salah's game by numbers vs. Man City:
11 duels won (=most)
9 touches in opp box (most)
5 take-ons completed (most)
4 tackles made (most)
2 Big Chances created
Simply sensational. pic.twitter.com/niVt9H5mBK
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 3, 2021
Hats off Mo 👏🏻
— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) October 3, 2021
Mo Salah is just absolutely unbelievable at football.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 3, 2021
Mo Salah. 🕺🏽 pic.twitter.com/57BTbtkvUz
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) October 3, 2021
Gary Neville: "That was a goal from another planet. Mo Salah is so, so good." #awlive [sky]
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) October 3, 2021
Wow! Stunning goal from the great @MoSalah. What a goal. What a game.
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) October 3, 2021
That's absolutely sensational. A piece of awe-inspiring brilliance from Mohamed Salah. The best player on the planet on current form.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) October 3, 2021
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) October 3, 2021