The Reds star was at it again, netting his 13th goal of the season to help dump Napoli out, thus, securing their passage
Mohamed Salah’s 35th goal in 38 Anfield appearances was enough for Liverpool to seal a Uefa Champions League knockout spot after defeating Napoli 1-0 at Anfield on Tuesday evening.
The Egypt international returned to his default right-wing role as Jurgen Klopp switched to a 4-3-3 formation against the Italian visitors – who came into the tie atop Group C standings, needing only a point to progress as opposed to the Reds’ who require at least a 1-0 victory to make it.
On Saturday at Dean Court, the 26-year-old flourished while leading the line with Roberto Firmino, scoring a treble that matched and shattered some records – even moving him closer to Lionel Messi in the top European leagues scoring charts.
However, against Carlo Ancelotti’s side, he had several tussles with Kalidou Koulibaly. While the highly rated Senegal international tried to contain the sixth best player in the world, it was one of their meetings on the left side of Napoli’s defence that birthed the decisive goal. Read more