Roberto Firmino scored a hat-trick as Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League table with a 5-0 win against Watford in Claudio Ranieri’s first match in charge of the Reds.
Watford’s fans could only dream of seeing Salah’s vision, talent, and trickery in a display of individual attacking prowess that Firmino walked away with the match ball.
After winning a Watford kick out in the ninth minute, Mohamed Salah produced a fantastic pass to Sadio Mane with the outside of his left boot, setting up the Senegalese striker to score his 100th Premier League goal of the season.
On an overlapping run, James Milner was picked out by Mane, who crossed for Firmino to finish from close range to give the Reds a two-goal lead at halftime.
Ben Foster mishandled a backpass from Craig Cathcart into the path of Roberto Firmino, who finished with an easy tap-in to make it 3-0 for the visitors. Two minutes later, Salah had the ball in the box, and the worst was yet to come for him.
Despite being surrounded by Watford defenders, the Egyptian managed to burst through them before Cathcart could react, before cutting back and curling the ball home with his left foot.
5 – Claudio Ranieri suffered his biggest ever Premier League defeat, while no manager whose first game with a club in the competition came at home has suffered a bigger margin of defeat (also Alan Smith with Crystal Palace v Liverpool in August 1994, 1-6). Frosty. pic.twitter.com/0MnPVBcT6q
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 16, 2021
Klopp: SalahIis The Best Player In The World
Jurgen Klopp told BT Sport that Mohamed Salah is currently the best player in the world. Right now, it’s clear to everyone. He’s the best. Who can compete with him?
The subject of these kinds of issues is usually a hot-button topic.” When it comes to world football, we don’t need to speak about Ronaldo and Messi or how long they dominated, but at the moment it’s apparent there is nobody greater than him.”
Mohamed Salah Reaction
“Have I ever scored a greater goal?” he asked BT Sport. Maybe this is it!
“I’m torn between this one and the one in the city. At the moment, I’m feeling confident.
“The most important thing for me is to contribute to the team.”