The Pharaos and Egypt striker Mohammed Salah got Jurgen Klopp’s men off flying today but his efforts were not enough to secure maximum points for the host against Newcastle.
Mohamed Salah’s strike against Newcastle was Liverpool’s earliest goal in premier league since April when Naby keita scored in a clash against Huddersfield.
Salah who is a two time African footballer of the year scored his goal two minutes and fifty nine seconds on the start of the battle.
Salah’s goal kept the Reds in control for the majority of the encounters until Joe Willocks stoppage – time equalizer for coach Steve Bruces side drew both teams level.
Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah dribbling past newcastle defenders
Salah’s opener was also his 20th Premier League goal of the season for Jurgen Klopp’s side, making him the first Liverpool player to score at least 20 goals in three league seasons, after scoring 32 goals in 2017-18, and 22 goals in 2018-19.
The Egypt captain played the duration of the game alongside Senegal forward Sadio Mane while Guinea’s Naby Keita was an unused substitute
Having scored 20 goals in 32 league appearances so far, salah now tops the list of the golden boot race and a goal ahead of Tottenham’s Harry Kane as the race heats up.
Despite being on the top of golden boot race and record breaking contribution , his side was dealt a blow to its top four aspirations as they remain in the sixth position in the table having gannered 54 points of 33 played matches
Klopp’s men will be aiming to get back to their winning ways when they travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on May 2
Written by Gideon Kipkorir