Gary Neville reacts to Mohamed Salah’s display in Liverpool FC v Tottenham
The Man United legend heaps praise on Mohamed Salah for his 20th Premier League goal of the season against Tottenham
Gary Neville lavished praise on Mohamed Salah for his “absolutely wonderful finish” in Liverpool FC’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday.
The Egypt international started the weekend as the Premier League’s second-highest goal-scorer behind Spurs forward Harry Kane.
Salah, though, left his mark on the top-six clash with a goal inside two minutes of the Premier League game.
The summer signing capitalised on Eric Dier’s loose pass to slot a finish past Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
Salah’s opener was his 20th Premier League goal of the 2017-18 season to move to within one goal of England international Kane.
Victor Wanyama levelled with 10 minutes to play with a finish from outside the area before Harry Kane missed a penalty.
Salah appeared to have punished the Spurs striker with an incredible solo effort before Kane levelled in the fourth minute of added time with a controversial equaliser from the penalty spot.
Former Manchester United defender Neville praised Salah’s impact at the Anfield outfit since his £39m move.
“I said before the game that they [Liverpool FC] are the best short counter-attack team in the Premier League,” Neville told Sky Sports.
“Who could have imagined the impact that Salah would have in that Liverpool shirt? It is a Liverpool goal, it is a Salah goal. If you leave space in behind you, they’ll be there. There’s a little bit of good fortune in it but the composure on the finish is absolutely wonderful from Mo Salah.”
Salah has reached 20 Premier League goals faster than any other Liverpool FC player, eclipsing Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez.
Liverpool FC signed Salah in a £39m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma in the summer transfer window despite his disappointing stint at Chelsea FC.
The Reds will take on Portuguese giants FC Porto in the Champions League round of 16 next month in pursuit of a first European title since 2005.
Liverpool FC are looking to finish in the top four in successive seasons.