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Liverpool fans react to 'amazing' Mohamed Salah snapshot v Leipzig

Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react to a photo of Mohamed Salah and Marcel Sabitzer during Tuesday night’s Champions League knockout stage clash.

The photo itself stands out as it features a snapshot of the moment the Leipzig captain realised who he had just gifted the ball to and was heading goal-bound.

Sabitzer, 26, was racing back with his hands on his head once he saw Mohamed Salah one-on-one with Leipzig shot-stopper Péter Gulácsi – there was only one outcome from this point.

So, what is it about this photo that is so special?

Relentless Salah

Well, it perfectly encapsulates the thought process of an opposition player when one of world football’s deadliest finishers is gifted an opportunity to score.

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It also showcases how Salah is viewed on the biggest stage. There is no greater compliment than for an opponent to accept the inevitable when given the opportunity to exploit what you do best.

It’s no wonder, too, that Sabitzer was convinced of the outcome once Salah was racing through at goal. After all, the Egyptian sensation has a whopping 118 goals and 45 assists in just 186 Liverpool appearences.

The sad reality for Sabitzer is that he gifted the ball to the most dangerous player on the pitch – and Salah isn’t renowned for being the most forgiving in front of goal.

It certainly represents the pivotal moment of the match that ultimately shifted the tide in Liverpool’s favour. A 2-0 victory in the Hungarian capital sees Liverpool with one foot already in the quarter-finals.

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