Why Roma will be happy with Mo Salah’s excellent strike for Liverpool against Bournemouth

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Mo Salah has been the revelation of the season so far in the Premier League, taking his tally to 20 for the season at Bournemouth on Sunday.

The winger tormented Eddie Howe's side the entire time he was on the pitch, finding himself unfortunate to only score the once.

His goal eventually came right before half-time at the Vitality Stadium, dazzling Charlie Daniels before cutting inside Nathan Ake and curling the ball home.

The strike was Salah's 14th Premier League goal of the season, and his 20th in total, making the Egyptian the joint-fastest Liverpool player since the start of the 1900's to reach the total - matching Daniel Sturridge's 26 games.

The Premier League's top scorer also became the first Liverpool player to score 20 goals before Christmas since Ian Rush managed the feat in 1986/87.

Salah now sits alongside Liverpool's most prolific players in the record books, leaving Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool fans as happy as can be with their January signing.

But they're not the only ones who will have smiled as Salah added Liverpool's third on Saturday.

AS Roma, the club that sold Salah in the summer, will have enjoyed that particular goal, too.

The Daily Mirror quotes Calciomercato in reporting that the Liverpool star's tally has triggered a bonus in the deal between the two clubs, leaving the Anfield side paying out a further £1.3m to Roma.

We say it had them smiling, but it's likely only a slight one - the £36.9m that the Italian's received for Salah will have felt a lot better back in the summer.

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Hindsight doesn't look too favourably on Roma's side of the deal, negotiated before transfer fees exploded after Neymar's move to PSG and before Salah proved himself to be among the most impressive players on the planet.

Now Liverpool feel they have the bargain of the summer, paying a fairly run-of-the-mill amount for a player who is worth at least twice that just a mere six months later.

And after seeing similar fees wasted on Andy Carroll and Christian Benteke, you have to imagine Liverpool will be more than happy to give Roma that extra £1.3m.

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