The Premier League played host to a thriller on Sunday afternoon as Liverpool and Manchester City locked horns in a titanic clash at Anfield.
It was the Anfield faithful, however, that were biting their nails in the first half, with City dominating both possession and territory to create a number of chances that could’ve seen them take the lead.
Through a bit of luck and some Alisson heroics, Liverpool made it to the break unscathed and you can be sure Jurgen Klopp had a fiery word or two to share with his charges.
There was definite improvement from the Reds in the second stanza and, in the 59th minute, they managed to snatch the lead through a magnificent team goal.
While it was Sadio Mane who would polish off the sweeping move, the way in which Liverpool played it out from the back before Mohamed Salah provided the killer touch was simply superb.
However, while Salah’s contribution to that first goal was pretty special, it was his mesmeric effort to bag the second that stole all the headlines.
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Backed into a cul-de-sac and surrounded by a pack of hungry City hunters, Salah somehow wriggled his way through to leave Bernardo Silva prone on his backside.
That was far from the end of it though as he sent the defence one way then the other before lashing home from an angle with his weak foot.
Many are already calling it a potential goal of the season contender and it is not hard to see why.
Now, Liverpool have released footage of Salah’s wonder strike ‘from every angle’ and it only further highlights just how good a finish it was from the ‘Egyptian King’.
One angle in particular has caught the eyes of the fans, who seem to have a lot of time for the way in which defensive titan Virgil van Dijk reacted to the goal.
In a short moment, Van Dijk can be see raising his arms in disbelief in scenes akin to the famous ‘Are you not entertained moment?’ from Gladiator.
Even a player of Van Dijk’s calibre knew he had just witnessed something truly astonishing.
The clash would ultimately end in a 2-2 draw after Kevin De bruyne equalised for City.
It leaves Liverpool in second place in the league going into the international break, a solitary point behind leaders Chelsea.