It took a cross from Senegal’s Sadio Mane, a header from Guinea’s Naby Keita and goal from an impossible angle by Mohammed Salah for Liverpool to beat Red Bull Salzburg on Tuesday night.
About Salah’s goal: Five yards from the byeline. Outside the box. On his weaker foot. With a defender between him and the line. After missing a hatful of chances. Yet somehow Mohamed Salah found a way.
The Egyptian’s remarkable strike against Red Bull Salzburg secured a victory for Liverpool which made sure of the holders’ place in the Champions League last 16.
“The angle is outrageous. I’m thinking ‘it’s on your weaker foot Mo, you can’t do this’ but he does and it’s an outrageous finish from his hardest opportunity of the night,” said former Reds defender Stephen Warnock, who was watching the 2-0 win in Austria for BBC Radio 5 Live.
Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen said the goal was “off the scale”, while another ex-Reds forward Peter Crouch called it “ridiculous”.
It was some night for the usually deadly Salah, who had already missed a host of chances – including some sitters – by the time he scored.
Before the miraculous goal, however, Guinea international, Naby Keita, headed in Sadio Mane’s cross to open scoring in the 57th minute of the match.
Salah sealed the match only a minute later with “that” goal.