'Difficult to ignore': Pundit lavishes praise on 'magnificent' Liverpool star after decisive moment
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Garth Crooks names Liverpool star Mo Salah in BBC Team of the Week

Liverpool may not have had three points to celebrate this weekend but there was a landmark achievement. One of our front three broke a club record and he deserves all the praise he’s getting. Garth Crooks has named Mo Salah in his BBC Team of the Week.

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The Egyptian King

When Liverpool signed Mo Salah from Roma in 2017 nobody could’ve anticipated what he would become.

The former Chelsea reject lit up the Premier League upon his return.

In his first season he netted a sensational 32 goals, breaking the record for strikes in a 38 game season.

Since then he’s gone on to establish himself as a club legend, lifting an embarrassment of trophies and breaking records regularly.

This weekend his goal against Brentford was his 100th in the league for the Reds, making him the fastest to a century for the club, achieving the feat in 151 games (one quicker than Roger Hunt).

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Garth Crooks on Mo Salah

This weekend wasn’t even the Egyptian’s best performance.

He netted a smart finish to put us ahead in the second half but he also missed a sitter to put the game beyond doubt.

Despite his faults he has earned himself a spot in the BBC Team of the Week. Garth Crooks wrote of Mo Salah:

“By Salah’s standards, this was a poor performance from the Egyptian superstar. He probably scored the easiest chance of the match.

“However it’s very difficult to ignore a player who has scored 100 Premier League goals faster than any other Liverpool player in their history. It’s a magnificent achievement even if the performance against Brentford wasn’t one of his best.”

What RTK has to say

We can’t help but agree.

This was far from the Egyptian’s best but crucially, even when he isn’t at his best he still scores.

That is a trait which all lethal goal scorers possess: the ability to deliver the goods when you’re off the boil.

All hail the Egyptian King, long may he reign.

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