Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side recorded an emphatic 4-1 victory over Everton in the Merseyside derby on Wednesday night, with star man Mohamed Salah leading the way
It was a fine night for Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah as he helped the Reds to a barnstorming 4-1 win over Everton in the Merseyside derby on Wednesday night.
The ‘Egyptian king’ netted twice as he made it 19 goals in as many appearances so far this season.
His first was a beautifully-crafted curling shot across Jordan Pickford into the far corner but his second was all about a predatory instinct.
Salah brilliantly seized on a mistake by Everton captain Seamus Colemanto race away from the halfway line and roll a shot past Jordan Pickford.
The performance came just days after Salah was snubbed at the Ballon d’Or, where he eventually finished seventh despite his rich vein of form this season.
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Salah fires Reds to derby win
The Reds had two players to thank for their rampaging derby win over Everton on Wednesday night – Mo Salah and Jordan Henderson.
Salah netted twice while Henderson scored a brilliant goal in the ninth minute to give the visitors a deserved lead.
It set the tempo for Liverpool as they had a derby to remember – ad one Everton fans will be hoping to forget.
Mirror Football has five talking points from the big game.
Liverpool fans have claimed forward Sadio Mane tried to get ‘payback’ on Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford for his foul on Virgil van Dijk last season.
The defender’s injury contributed to the Reds’ downturn in form as they endured a difficult season with van Dijk left out of action for several months with an ACL injury.
And Liverpool fans definitely a moment Mane had with Pickford in the second half which ended up with an Everton free-kick.
Ballon d’Or point made
Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher summed up the views of Reds fans with a pointed Ballon d’Or message after Mohamed Salah’s steller performance against Everton.
Salah didn’t even go to the Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in Paris on Monday night and eventually finished seventh in the final rankings as Lionel Messi claimed a record-breaking seventh award.
But after Salah led his team to an emphatic win, Carragher was quite clear about who he thought should have won the big award.