Gary Lineker hails ‘sensational’ Mo Salah after Liverpool FC’s 4-0 win over Red Star
The Spurs legend credits Mohamed Salah with a brilliant achievement after scoring 50 goals for Liverpool FC
Gary Lineker lavished praise on Mohamed Salah for notching up his 50th goal for Liverpool FC after Wednesday night’s 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League.
The Egypt international netted 44 times in his debut campaign at Anfield to earn the PFA player of the year award and a Fifa Ballon d’Or nomination since his move to Liverpool FC.
Salah suffered a dislocated shoulder in Liverpool FC’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final before returning in time to feature in the World Cup in Russia.
The rigors of the past 6 months or so looked to have caught up with Salah at the start of the current season, making a slow start to prompt some critics to describe the African as a one season wonder.
However, Salah has silenced his detractors with three goals in his last two games to help Liverpool FC ease to victories over Huddersfield Town and Red Star Belgrade.
The 25-year-old scored from close range to double Liverpool FC’s lead on Wednesday night after Roberto Firmino’s opener, before Salah netted his second of the Champions League clash from the penalty spot.
Salah’s seventh goal of the season brought up No50 in his career at Anfield and former Tottenham striker Lineker took to Twitter to celebrate a magnificent achievement.
Lineker wrote on Twitter: “50 goals in 65 Liverpool games for @MoSalah. Sensational stat.”
Salah moved to Liverpool FC in a £39m deal from AS Roma in the 2017 summer transfer window in what looks like a bargain following his brilliant return of 50 goals in 65 games for the Reds.
The Egypt international’s sensational displays at Liverpool FC were all the more surprising given his underwhelming stint at Chelsea FC under Jose Mourinho in 2014.
The Merseyside outfit are looking to win their first Premier League title this season, having previously finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.