What a strange game. Liverpool V Roma at Anfield ending 5-2, Roma scoring two very late goals to give the Italians a glimmer of hope of getting through to the final in Kiev.
However, it’s not going to happen. Why? I’ll tell you why. Mohammed Salah. While the game was an abnormal one, there was nothing strange about the way our Egyptian King performed. He did what he does all season, scares defenders and scores goals. Classic Mo.
If I didn’t give him the man of the match, then it would prove I know nothing about football. Anybody watching that game gives Mo Salah man of the match. Even though he wasn’t the only star performer, he stands out. Plus, he scored a sublime goal, which always helps doesn’t it?
Not going to lie, I feel Roma were on top of The Reds for a good ten minutes. After that we dominated, they got their ten minutes again at the end but for 70 minutes, Jürgen Klopp’s team absolutely dominated at Anfield.
And in that 70 minutes, Mo Salah was electric. I read a stat saying he was the first player in a single Champions League Semi-Final to score two and assist two in the same leg. Mind you Bobby Firmino was second a couple of minutes later.
The former Roma man’s first goal was out of this world. He’d already tried to set up Mane a few times, so this time he just had a go. It was superb, I don’t think any goalkeeper in the world saves that as it simply cannot get any more top bins than that. An absolute wand of a left foot.
The second was beautiful, classic Mo Salah coming in onto his left foot and just dinked it over Allison. Everybody knew what he was going to do when he went one-on-one, yet nobody could stop it.
So, he’s scored his two goals and is edging closer to Rush’s record, then he put’s one on a plate for Sadio, and one on a plate for Bobby. If you try and stop Mo scoring, he’ll just get someone else to score instead.
When he came off, saving him for the weekend I assume, Liverpool was not as good. Danny Ings tries hard but let’s face it, he is no Mo Salah. I feel Liverpool lost a little confidence without him and let Roma come onto them too much, the reason they grabbed two vital away goals.
Special mentions go out to Bobby Firmino, Andy Robertson and substitute Gini Wijnaldum who were all excellent but when you’ve got somebody on your team, who is currently better than Lionel Messi, it’s difficult to take the man of the match award away from him.