Michael Owen hails Mohamed Salah after ‘impossible’ moment for Liverpool – Liverpool Echo

Liverpool kicked off their Premier League campaign in superb fashion on Saturday evening with a 3-0 victory over Norwich City.

Diogo Jota opened the scoring on 26 minutes before Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino put themselves on the scoresheet in the second half.

Salah’s goal means the Egyptian has scored in five consecutive opening league matches and he is the only Liverpool player to do so.

His impressive strike earned plenty of plaudits from pundits and former Red Michael Owen was taken aback by the quality of the goal.

He told Premier League productions: “His touch – I’ve seen him do it a few times now – where you think ‘wow, how has he done that?’

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“He’s dragging it from an impossible position.

“As he moves it across, it’s got so much backspin you thin it’s going away and it just checks back into his zone.

“Just brilliant.”

Liverpool were already 2-0 up when Salah was left unmarked on the edge of the Norwich box as Trent Alexander-Arnold prepared to take a corner.

The cross was hastily headed clear by the hosts but only to the feet of the winger, who controlled the ball and fired an effort past Tim Krul.

Tim Sherwood was also wowed by the 29-year-old’s goal as he added: “Messi-esque, that.

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“Lionel Messi does that and we’re shouting about it from the rooftops. That touch is unbelievable – he knows that’s spinning back to him.”

The goal wasn’t Salah’s only contribution of the match as he set up both Firmino and Jota before getting on the scoresheet himself.

Liverpool are next in action against Burnley on Saturday August 21 as they welcome a full Anfield crowd for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

Salah will be hungrier than ever as he’ll want to reclaim the Premier League golden boot this season, which he narrowly missed out on by one goal to Harry Kane last term.

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