Before Friday night’s match away at Southampton Salah, last season’s Golden Boot winner, had gone eight games without a goal.
Yet at a critical moment, with Liverpool just over 10 minutes away from dropping points in the title race, he stepped up. The Egyptian led a Liverpool break and finished with some style to end his drought and help put his side top of the Premier League.
It was Salah’s 50th Premier League goal for Liverpool in just 69 games, the fastest player to reach that mark in the club’s history.
And fans gleefully welcomed back their hero at a crucial time for the club’s season.
Mo Salah I love you🔴🔴
— THE_KLOPP_END (@THE_KLOPP_END) April 5, 2019
GOAL!! YOU BEAUTY
SALAH RUNS 50 YARDS AND BURIES IT! MO SALAH YOU LITTLE DANCER !
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) April 5, 2019
Mohamed Salah who’s having a ‘bad season’ has just scored a potentially pivotal goal in the Premier League title race and is now within one of being the divisions top goal scorer.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) April 5, 2019
The King is back with the most important goal⚽
Mo Salah pic.twitter.com/ikG5Mz7YFo
— liverpool 4ever (@zuheyb333) April 5, 2019
“FORM IS TEMPORARY… CLASS IS PERMANENT!”
🍑 🔥 🤴🏾
— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) April 5, 2019
Under the circumstances, Mo Salah just produced one of the best goals of the season. What a finish.
— Frank Isola (@TheFrankIsola) April 5, 2019
Hear me out on this: Mo Salah is actually Good
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) April 5, 2019