Gary Lineker had nothing but praise for Mohamed Salah after the Egyptian shone against Norwich City. The Liverpool star tore the Canaries apart.
Liverpool were brilliant on Saturday as they kicked off their Premier League campaign. It was a reminder of just what this squad can do when they’re at their best.
Virgil van Dijk returned at the back alongside Joel Matip, giving Liverpool an elite centre-back partnership for the first time since November.
But not everyone was there. Jordan Henderson and Thiago missed the fixture, so the Reds lacked their first-choice midfield. In fact, Fabinho didn’t even start.
There was one consistency with last season, though – Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian was fantastic, scoring a wonderful goal and picked up two assists.
It was a performance that impressed Gary Lineker, certainly.
“That man [Salah] scores in the opening game of the season for a 5th consecutive season,” he wrote on Twitter. “Chuck in a couple of assists and all in all a pretty tasty performance. What a player.”
Mohamed Salah thrashes Norwich
Salah was incredible last season and he’s one of the very few players you can say that about. Certainly going forward, what he did was miraculous.
The £34m man scored consistently across the campaign, bagging 31 goals despite Liverpool’s struggles. Not many players on the planet would have gotten close to that figure in a disjointed side that lacked help.
Salah did, though, and it appears he’ll carry that form over into this season, too. He kicked off last season with a hat-trick and this time it’s two assists with a goal.
And as Lineker points out, that’s record-breaking. Salah has scored in all five opening days with Liverpool, dating back to his goal against Watford in 2017.
That was the start of a special record-breaking season of its own. Perhaps we’re in line for something similar this time around.