Mohamed Salah scores second wonder goal in as many Premier League games to spoil Claudio Ranieri return

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In the 54th minute of Liverpool’s comfortable 5–0 win against Watford at Vicarage Road, Salah picked up the ball to the edge of the Watford box with several defenders between him and the goal.

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Using some delicate footwork and intricate trickery, Salah danced a couple backs, mocking a shot – which left one player on the ground – before rolling home to the bottom corner to complete an excellent goal.

It comes after Egypt’s excellent singles goal against Manchester City two weeks earlier in the game in which he overtook several City defenders before firing a shot from goalkeeper Ederson’s right foot.


Asked if he had scored a better goal before, he smiled: “Last game, maybe!”

“I don’t know which is better, this one or the City one. Every time I’m in the box, I try to give the ball to someone,” he told BT Sport.

His goal is his ninth in his last eight. frequent club games, and it’s the look that people suggest he might be the favorite for this year’s Ballon d’Or award.
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And as for prominent sports scientist Simon Brundish, he believes mentorship should be rewarded.

“I guess if he walks like this, there’s no argument,” Brundisho said.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp agrees.

“His performance today was massive,” the German manager later told BT Sport.

“The pass for the first goal was great and the second goal was special. He’s on top. We all see it. Who’s better than him? We don’t need to talk about what Messi and Ronaldo did for world football And his dominance. But right now, he’s the best.”

ruin the party

Salah’s goal was a comfortable afternoon for Klopp’s men – and a nightmare start for new Watford manager Ranieri.

Sadio Mane made a perfect start to the game for Liverpool, after Salah’s delightful assist just beat the keeper to make it home.

Two goals from Roberto Firmino from either side of the halftime break really turned the screw on the home team before Salah scored his excellent goal.

Firmino finished the afternoon, tapping home from close range to complete his hat-trick and propel Liverpool to the top of the Premier League table.

Salah scored against Watford.

While it was the perfect return to the Premier League for Liverpool after the international break, it was the opposite of Ranieri.

Earlier this month the Italian was appointed the team’s new manager on a two-year contract.

Less than 10 months after the Spaniard was sacked, the 69-year-old replaced Xisco Munoz.

This is Ranieri’s first job in the English top-flight since stunning the football world by winning the Premier League with Leicester City in 2015–16.

Rainieri's reaction against Liverpool during a Premier League match.

The Italian left Serie A for Sampdoria in the summer, and his appointment to Watford is the 20th club he has managed for.

However, his side looked to the sea for much of the game, conceding sloppy goals and making little progress in the forward.


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