Liverpool fans will hope AS Roma is not planning to do what they did to Barcelona in the quarter-final stage. The Reds were cruising at Anfield on Tuesday but a quick-fire double from the visitors means the tie is still alive. Mohamed Salah was simply amazing against his former team. The Egyptian netted two beautiful goals and assisted 2 more before Jurgen Klopp decided to substitute him. The 5-2 result is good on paper for the Premier League side but if they came back from 4-1 down against Messi led Catalan side, anything is possible next week. It is a great setting for neutrals and a nervy one for those involved. We leave that for a moment and take a look at what Salah double means in the top scorer table in Champions League so far.
5. Wissam Ben Yedder- 8 Goals & 0 Assist
Manchester United destroyer Wissam Ben Yedder is the only player in the top five who will not have a chance to increase his tally because Sevilla was eliminated by Bayern Munich in the quarter-final stage. However, it was a good run by him especially given the fact that he did not start many Champions League games. The double he netted at Old Trafford will be remembered for years to come no matter what happens to his career from now.
4. Sadio Mane- 8 Goals & 1 Assist
Liverpool playmaker Sadio Mane missed several glorious chances in the first half on Tuesday night when the visitors were dominating the game. However, the Senegalese international made no mistake when Mohamed Salah crossed the ball for him to tap in to push his tally in Europe to 8 goals and 1 assist. He remains an integral part of the Reds front three.
3. Mohamed Salah- 10 Goals & 4 Assists
Liverpool man of the moment Mohamed Salah was unstoppable once again on Tuesday when AS Roma visited for the first leg of UEFA Champions League semi-finals. The Egyptian netted two beautiful goals and assisted 2 more against his former club. He was unplayable all evening. It was tough to see him not celebrate the great goals because such a performance deserves all the joy in the world. The former Chelsea winger now has 10 goals and 4 assists in Champions League so far. The Reds will need him to produce again next week in Rome. The double last night takes his general tally to 43 goals in 47 matches. He showed why he was named PFA Premier League player of the year last Friday.