New footage shows Mo Salah's quick thinking in build-up to goal vs Manchester United

Liverpool FC v Manchester United - Premier League

Alisson Becker's pitch-length sprint after Mo Salah's goal against Manchester United will likely become one of the most iconic images of Liverpool's title win. 

It's increasingly a question of 'when' not 'if' the Reds will be crowned champions. 

They took another giant leap towards official supremacy with a 2-0 win over their bitter rivals at Anfield on Sunday. 

Virgil van Dijk had opened the scoring, powering a header past David de Gea in the 14th minute. 

Jurgen Klopp's men then had two goals disallowed, one due to Van Dijk's challenge on the United goalkeeper and another for Georginio Wijnaldum being offside. 

Despite clearly being the better team, it was a huge relief for the hosts when Salah latched onto Alisson's ball, took a touch past the on-rushing Victor Lindelof and beat De Gea. 

The Brazilian stopper has rightly been receiving plaudits for his assist and you can imagine the statistics that were doing the rounds after the game - more goal contributions in the Premier League than Jesse Lingard all season, for one. 

The 27-year-old has also kept more clean sheets (28) than he's conceded goals (27) in his two seasons in the English top flight. 

For all that, Salah deserves huge credit too for a cool finish under pressure and for his quick thinking in the build-up to the goal. 

Liverpool's latest episode of Inside Anfield has provided new footage of the game. There are fantastic scenes of the post-match celebration and the Egyptian can be seen calling for the ball the moment it lands in Alisson's hands. 

It looks as if Virgil van Dijk is putting his hands out in a 'slow-it-down' gesture, before Alisson hoofs it up to the pitch with Salah's hand in the air. 

And to think, it all started with a Fred corner. Klopp's counter-attacking machine is looking deadlier the ever. 

Incidentally, Alisson is some way off the record for a Premier League goalkeeper with the most assists. That belongs to former Leeds and Tottenham man Paul Robinson, who registered five. 

Liverpool rarely resort to long balls into Salah's feet but it certainly caught United off guard and for that alone, it was worthy of the celebration. 

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