100% dribbling, an assist and 3 key passes: 'Fantastic' Liverpool star has just put on a show


100% dribbling, an assist and 3 key passes: 'Fantastic' Liverpool star has just put on a show

Mo Salah just put on a show vs Man City as he delivered for Liverpool in every possible way. The Egyptian was electric.

Liverpool won the Community Shield on Saturday evening, giving most of the squad the final silverware they needed to complete their domestic set. Mohamed Salah was one of those, of course, and the Egyptian made sure to put in a performance to remember.

First and foremost, Salah finished with a goal and an assist. The latter came in the first half as he controlled a cross-field ball before laying it off for Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The goal was fairly routine, too. Darwin Nunez won a penalty and Salah stepped up to slot it home. That proved to be the match-winner, in fact.

But that was hardly all. Salah’s overall stats were simply fantastic in this one, including a magnificent five dribbles out of five. No one else on the pitch even attempted five, let alone completed all of them.

He also stepped up to create three chances – only Kevin De Bruyne could match that for either side (4). Liverpool’s no.11 also won a tackle for good measure.

Mo Salah put on a show vs Man City

Salah’s starting the season in style, then. His first half was so good, in fact, that he had Roy Keane waxing lyrical at the break while doing punditry for ITV.

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“He’s a brilliant player, he’s outstanding,” said Keane. “There was never a doubt about his professionalism, I think the contract is now put to bed.

“Quality player, we’re seeing it there. He’s fantastic.”

And that’s the kind of form Liverpool need this season. Salah is integral to any success, of course, and if he’s at his best, the entire team improves. This display was essentially everything the Reds wanted to see from their star forward, then.

We can’t wait for the campaign to kick off proper.

All stats per Whoscored.

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