Gary Lineker reacts to Mohamed Salah’s goal in Liverpool FC’s 2-0 win at Southampton
The Spurs legend reflects on Mohamed Salah's 22 goal of the Premier League season in Liverpool FC's victory at Southampton
Gary Lineker questioned Southampton’s defending for Mohamed Salah’s 22nd league goal after the Liverpool FC summer signing helped the Reds to secure a comfortable 2-0 win at St Mary’s.
The Merseyside outfit made the long trip to the south coast looking to hoist themselves above Tottenham Hotspur and back into third place after Spurs’ 1-0 win against Arsenal in the north London derby on Saturday.
Salah turned provider in the sixth minute when he picked out Roberto Firmino in the Southampton penalty area and the Brazilian calmly slotted past Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.
The African forward started the weekend one goal adrift of the Premier League’s leading goal-scorer Harry Kane before the England international netted the winner in the north London derby.
However, Salah reduced the Tottenham striker’s lead at the top of the goal-scoring charts to one goal following his precise finish on the stroke of half-time after Firmino’s world-class assist.
The Egyptian has now scored 30 times in all competitions this season since his summer move to Liverpool FC from Serie A giants AS Roma in a £39m deal.
Spurs forward Lineker took to Twitter to heap praise on Salah for his latest Premier League goal.
Lineker wrote on his Twitter page: “Salah notches again. Walks through defences like an Egyptian.”