Liverpool recorded a narrow 4-3 victory over Leeds United as they began the defence of their Premier League crown – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter picked out match-winner Mohamed Salah as one of the few that deserved major credit for his display.
Jurgen Klopp’s side had to work extremely hard against newly-promoted Leeds, who were impressive on their return to the top-flight after winning the Championship title last year.
The Reds were pegged back on three separate occasions, before Salah eventually scored a late winner from the penalty spot to cap off a great individual performance.
Salah, 28, scored twice from the penalty spot and produced a rocket on his left foot too, plus he was by far the team’s great attacking outlet in open play.
The Egyptian right-winger will surely have his eyes on the league’s golden boot after his blistering start to the campaign and he will be trying to overcome the 23 goals he scored last season across all competitions.
A selection of Liverpool supporters on social media were disappointed largely by their team’s display on opening day, but were left amazed by their wide man hero after he got the team over the line for three points.
Here are some Reds fans praising Salah:
Salah doesn’t deserve to lose today 😭
— Paul (@OKane_LFC) September 12, 2020
If anyone other than Salah wants to turn up at some point that’d be great
— RhysW_LFC (@RhysW_LFC) September 12, 2020
Feels like Salah is the only one playing like a champion #LFC
— Oreva Akpolo (@Oakpolo7) September 12, 2020
Salah is the most disrespected player in the world.
— 🔴FUFA🔴 (@FufaLFC) September 12, 2020
Salah is the reason im still here
— Adi (@LFCAdi_) September 12, 2020
Salah’s strikes, both like red arrows. He looks so fit and lean. God imagine if he gets better this year. #lfc
— Tim Treacy (@TimTreacy) September 12, 2020
Salah is the only one remotely trying and looking sharp. The rest still look drunk #LFC
— 🏁TMC🏁 (@IamIvan_91) September 12, 2020