The second most memorable and amazing solo goal was scored by Mohamed Salah in as many Premier League games as Liverpool spoilt Claudio Ranieri’s return to management in the UK.
Salah picked up the ball on the edge of the Watford box with a host of defenders in between the goal and him, during the 54th minute of Liverpool’s easy 5-0 win against Watford, which was played in Vicarage Road.
Salah danced around a couple, faking a shot while doing some delicate footwork and intricate trickery. All these left a player on the ground before curling home into the bottom corner to round off the outstanding goal.
It comes two weeks after the Egyptian scored an excellent solo goal against Manchester City, jinking past multiple City defenders before firing his right-foot shot past goalkeeper Ederson.
When asked whether he’s scored a better goal before, he said with a smile: “Last game, maybe!”
“I don’t know which one is better, this one or the City one. Every time I’m in the box, I’m trying to give the ball to someone to score,” he told BT Sport.
His goal is his ninth in his last eight club games, and his form has led to speculation that he could win the Ballon d’Or this year.
Salah, according to leading sports scientist Simon Brundish, should receive the award.
“I think if he carries on like this, there’s no argument,” Brundish said.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp agrees.
“His performance was massive today,” the German manager told BT Sport afterwards.
“The pass for the first goal was great and the second goal was special. He is top. We all see it. Who is better than him? We don’t have to talk about what Messi and Ronaldo have done for world football and their dominance. But right now, he is the best.”
The goal made by Salah was the crowning moment which was a good afternoon for Kloop’s men and on the other hand, it was a nightmare start for new Watford manager Ranieri.