Steve McManaman reacts to Mohamed Salah’s display in Liverpool v Sevilla
The Liverpool legend reacts to Mohamed Salah's goal in their Champions League clash against Sevilla
Steve McManaman praised Mohamed Salah for showing the strength to score in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Sevilla at Anfield..
The Egypt international scored in Liverpool’s 4-2 win against Hoffenheim in the second leg of their Champions League playoff last month.
Salah has hit the ground running in both the Champions League and the Premier League since his £39m move to Liverpool from Serie A giants AS Roma.
The 24-year-old has already scored against Watford and Arsenal in the Premier League and Salah continued his rich vein of form in their Champions League group-stage opener.
The former Chelsea winger showed strength to win the ball from Steven N’Zonzi and hold off the midfielder’s challenge before launching an attempt on goal which beat the goalkeeper thanks to a deflection.
However, Joaquin Correa silenced the crowd in 72nd minute of the second half at Anfield with a superb finish.
Ex Liverpool and Real Madrid winger McManaman was impressed with the winger’s tenacity to score the Merseyside club’s second goal against Sevilla.
“He used his strenghth. He won the ball back. He got it off N’Zonzi,” McManaman told BT Sport.
“There was a big deflection. I don’t think it was a foul. I think N’Zonzi was caught out.”
Liverpool have won two of their opening four Premier League games thanks to victories over Crystal Palace and Arsenal.
The Reds played out a 3-3 draw with Watford in their season opener before a chastening 5-0 loss to Manchester City last time out.
Klopp signed four players in the summer transfer window to bolster their squad.