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Joe Cole praised Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah for his display in Merseyside derby

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Joe Cole praised Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah for his display in Merseyside derby

Joe Cole described Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah as a “sensational” player after his performance on Saturday in the Merseyside derby against Everton.

Jurgen Klopp’s recorded a 2-2 away draw at Goodison Park in the Premier League fixture and will feel they were unfortunate not to gain all three points.

Sadio Mane scored a quick-fire opener in the third minute for the Reds and the hosts responded through Michael Keane’s header in the 19th minute from a corner kick.

But in-between those two events Virgil van Dijk was forced off injured after a tough challenge from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and there were plenty claiming the England number one should have been dismissed.

Salah restored Liverpool’s lead before Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s header earned Everton a point, but there was still further drama when Jordan Henderson had a goal ruled out by VAR for offside in injury time.

Salah scored a stunning left-footed volley in the second-half to reach a landmark goal in style, as it was his 100th in a  Liverpool shirt and he’s achieved that in just 159 appearances.

 

Pundit and ex-Reds player Cole was left waxing lyrical about the Egyptian attacker after his latest display.

“He does everything right in this situation [for his goal]. As it comes that’s instinct, that is just a striker at the top of his game. Outside of the left foot, bit of backspin on in into the corner. Sensational player. We loved watching him today,” Cole told BT Sport 1 (2:45pm, 17 October).

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TBR’s View:

Salah is a dynamite right-winger that is always looking to cut inside to get shots away and he can be a little greedy at times in the final third, but his goalscoring record suggests he may still be a little underrated.

The 28-year-old continues to be such a consistent player for Jurgen Klopp’s side and he’s been performing at such an elite level for a couple of years now.

He’s started the new campaign on fire too, scoring six goals in the opening five games of the league season to prove he’s not slowing down anytime soon.

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