Danny Murphy believes Mohamed Salah’s goal and performance against Chelsea was a reminder of his class, speaking to BBC Sport.
The former Liverpool midfielder heaped praise on Salah after the Egyptian’s dazzling performance against his former employees at Anfield.
Murphy said recent criticism that Salah has received was unwarranted and Sunday’s performance showed his true class.
Murphy said: “Even before his goal, his performance against Chelsea was as good as I’ve seen from him.
“His goal was sensational though, and of course that rounded it off because it was always going to create more emphasis on his performance, but even if he had not scored then I would be praising him.
“I don’t see how anyone can say he is having a poor season, because he is joint-top Premier League scorer with Aguero.
“The fact he has a very good chance of winning the Golden Boot again says it all.”
Murphy’s thoughts echo what Liverpool fans have been thinking this season in that Salah has been crucial once more.
Obviously Salah’s 30 yard wonder-strike stole the headlines, but his all-round performance was another example of his scintillating best.
It was a great performance, where he terrorised Emerson for 90 minutes and did his fair share of defensive work, too.
Everything about Salah’s performance was world class – which was epitomised by his stunning goal which will be remembered for years.
Suggestions that Salah has been below par this season is ludicrous, even when comparing his form to last year.
He is currently the joint leading goal scorer in the Premier League, with 19 goals and seven assists.
Salah remains a pivotal member to Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool, and performances like this just show how much he means.