Mohamed Salah broke two records in just 14 minutes during the Champions League game against Real Madrid.
Jurgen Klopp’s team stormed into a lead of two goals against the European champions due to the outrageous flick of Darwin Nunez and the howler of Thibaut Courtois that enabled Salah to score a tap-in as howlers go, that is a big one from Courtois, according to a tweet by Gary Lineker, the goalkeeper of Liverpool, Alisson made a similar mistake 22 minutes later.
Nunez’s goal had been assisted by Salah and it registered the 13th assist for Liverpool in the Champions League, greater than any other footballer in the successful history of the club. Moreover, the strike by the Egyptian was his 42nd for Liverpool in the competition and broke the record of Steven Gerrard.
But the record doesn’t stop there for Mohamed Salah. Now, he has 44 goals in the Champions League which equals the record of Didier Drogba for the most scored by a player from Africa. Salah is confident about overtaking the legend of Chelsea sooner rather than later.
Even though Salah made records on Tuesday night, he needs to share headlines with Nunez. He has faced severe criticism since the transfer from Benfica in the summer and he has got on the end of a smart cross by Salah for flicking the ball beyond Courtois.
In Mirror Football, his finish had been described as filthy in a good way and it is difficult to disagree with him. But some fans on social media have described it as cheeky.
Alan Shearer has been impressed with the goal and finish. Salah had whipped the ball in and a small flick from Darwin Nunez put the ball in the goal. He said that Liverpool will start quickly but he did not know that it is going to be that quick.