Liverpool were made to work hard before a late flourish saw them record a comprehensive 4-1 win over Cardiff City and romp to the top of the Premier League table
The Reds took an early lead through Mohamed Salah, who continued his fine scoring run to break the deadlock in the 10th minute. Thereafter though, Cardiff defender resolutely for nearly an hour before the Reds managed to double their advantage courtesy a thunderous strike from Sadio Mane.
There was some late scare for Jurgen Klopp’s men as Callum Paterson pulled a goal back in the 77th minute. But, a late flourish ensured a comprehensive win for Liverpool, as Salah assisted Xherdan Shaqiri and Mane to complete the 4-1 win.
It was a hit and miss performance for Salah, but fans are elated by the signs of improvement that the Egyptian talisman has been showing in Liverpool colours since the end of the latest international break.
Mohammed Salah had an ordinary game and yet he managed to bag a goal and lay two assists.
Imagine if he was actually playing well.
— Roomi (@RoomiTarik) October 27, 2018
Anyone else happy that salah and sadio combined for a goal #LFC
— gaurav lalvani (@GauravLalvani) October 27, 2018
51 on 66. COME ON MOHAMMED SALAH pic.twitter.com/9LTPCbrMhm
— Jordan (@LFCIRE813) October 27, 2018
Salah is mesmerizing. He’s been uncorked and it reminds me of last spring. #TheProphet
— JT (@jateyice) October 27, 2018
— What Luke Said (@Luke_Chidlow4) October 27, 2018
Goal drought? Assist drought? What drought?? Salah ladies and gentlemen #LFC
— Fadil M. (@mo_fadil26) October 27, 2018
One season wonder, Mohamed Salah, now has 51 goals in 66 games. That goal was his 17th goal in his last 14 games at Anfield. Keep talking.
— Dharma Bhagalia (@Kloppholic) October 27, 2018
"Salah has stopped celebrating goals"
"He's not smiling"
"He wants to leave" pic.twitter.com/65uG7bPvpJ
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) October 27, 2018
Meanwhile, Xherdan Shaqiri opened his account for Liverpool with a fine goal, and fans made sure they celebrated the occasion.
Xherdan Shaqiri in his last 4️⃣ games for #LFC.
Assist vs Chelsea 🎯
Assist vs Huddersfield 🎯
Assist vs Red Star Belgrade 🎯
Goal vs Cardiff ⚽️
— Oliver Bond (@Oliver__Bond) October 27, 2018
— Eleven (@lu19kita) October 27, 2018
Still believe Shaqiri will be named Player of the Season come May. #perfecttriangle
— Unpopular LFC Facts (@LfcUnpopular) October 27, 2018
— Its_Ryan_M (@Official_Ryan_M) October 27, 2018
At the very least, it seems clear #LFC such a better side when Shaqiri is a part of the attack. The link from midfield to attack.
— Joe (@JoeYNWA7) October 27, 2018
Shaqiri how good has he been get in there!!! #ShaqAttack
— Aaron Jackson (@aaronjacko) October 27, 2018
Shaqiri Instrumental again for that goal. Another excuse to use this gif… pic.twitter.com/tUjPMRb20C
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) October 24, 2018
Chamberlain at home watching shaqiri like… pic.twitter.com/4ZQIdRzamg
— B-jack (@hollidavy) October 27, 2018
Shaqiri gives us that creativity & guile we don't get from any other midfielder. Lallana should never start over him. #LFC
— Umbongo (@LfcUmbongo) October 27, 2018
The floor is Xherdan Shaqiri goals
— Spooky ¹³ (@IconicAlisson) October 27, 2018