A Mohamed Salah brace was enough to earn Liverpool all three points as they beat Watford 2-0 at Anfield in Saturday’s lunch-time kick-off.
A stubborn Watford side gave Liverpool no inch, with the hosts struggling to carve out clear-cut opportunities. The deadlock was finally broken in the 38th minute, when Mohamed Salah produced a fine right-footed curler to finish off an express counter-attacking move.
The remainder of the game continued in the same pattern before Salah doubled his tally and rounded the win off by flicking the ball into the open net from point-blank range after a scuffed shot by Divock Origi. With Leicester City yet to play, Liverpool are now 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League table. And fans hailed Salah post the game.
Goals for Liverpool Football Club:
MOHAMED SALAH: 84 Goals in 126 games
Luis Suarez: 82 Goals in 133 games
Fernando Torres: 81 Goals in 142 games
Out scored both of them mainly as a winger with fewer games, put some respect on the Egyptian king. 🇪🇬👑 pic.twitter.com/ARJE5J2wEH
— Samue (@SamueILFC) December 14, 2019
Mo Salah has realised he’s got a right foot… it’s over for y’all pic.twitter.com/oF2vFmrLaQ
— #GoalDiggersPodcast (@GoalDiggersUK) December 14, 2019
I saw people asking him to be dropped and criticising him as he still played through an injury but Salah can shut the haters up now.
Back in form with 4 goals in 2 games, 84 goals for us which is more than Suarez and Torres yet he’s still disrespected.
He’s the king. pic.twitter.com/2gYWNqoJy5
— Laurie (@LFCLaurie) December 14, 2019
Mo Salah at Anfield:
– 57 goal involvements
– 52 games
— Lucas (@LFC_Lucas17) December 14, 2019
Insane finish by Salah this
Nutmeg the defender with an incredible skill
— Gas….. (@GasLFC) December 14, 2019
What a week for Mo Salah 👑:
•4 goal in his last 3 games ⚽️
•2 goals were absolutely world class 🌍
•Now Salah scores this cheeky back heel goal 😏
— Banter FC (@BanterFC5) December 14, 2019
Mo Salah has cancelled ordinary
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) December 14, 2019
Salah has a goal or assist every 104mins in this awful season he’s having
— SimonBrundish (@SimonBrundish) December 14, 2019
Joe Gomez was brilliant as Dejan Lovren’s replacement, even outclassing Virgil van Dijk, whose comical errors was noted by the fans as well.
3 clean sheets in a row for Liverpool 👌
— Anything Liverpool (@AnythingLFC_) December 14, 2019
If none of the Liverpool players banter about what VVD done on social media imma riot 😤
— tasmiyah ✨ (@tasmiyaahh_c) December 14, 2019
Lovren better then Gomez? Dkm
— ً (@lxonrd) December 14, 2019
Joe Gomez looking the player he was before he got injured last season
Was absolutely flawless today pic.twitter.com/qGRUE9NMuz
— Unbearable Steve ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@FirminosTheGOAT) December 14, 2019
Gomez back in at CB and we keep a clean sheet? pic.twitter.com/ybjRnWHZLB
— James (@jamesftbI) December 14, 2019
— The Realistic (@TheRealistic_) December 14, 2019