Liverpool and Salah did not just accelerate away from Roma, they eviscerated them, almost but not quite killing a semi-final that remains, somehow, in the balance. However, the Egyptian is finding a permanent place in the deadlines.
The New Football King
In a Champions League semi-final.
— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 25, 2018
The Egyptian dominated the headlines due to his outstanding opening goal which prompted Martin Keown, former Arsenal man, to dub him Lionel Messi in disguise.
“Mo Salah’s stunning performance was like watching Lionel Messi in disguise,” he wrote in The Mail.
— Mustafa agha (@mustafa_agha) April 25, 2018
On a wild night of Champions League football, Mohamed Salah did perhaps the best thing so far of the many wonderful things contained in his dreamy first Liverpool season.
Of five Liverpool goals in the space of 35 minutes, Salah scored two and provided assists for Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané.
Mohamed Salah's game by numbers vs. Roma:
100% shot accuracy
5 chances created
3 (100%) take-ons completed
Unreal performance. pic.twitter.com/bn284qUcx0
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 24, 2018
Roma pulled back two late goals with Salah off the pitch to make it 5-2 and raise memories of the way they came back at home to knock out Barcelona.
Roma didnt concede goals in the champions league at home
Mo Salah: pic.twitter.com/Oj2lThBLoM
— Ahmed Haji (@Haji18A) April 25, 2018
Salah was that rare thing, an athlete at the top of his profession finding new heights, new levels. There may be a more breathtakingly brilliant attacking performance in Europe this season but, given the game and the stage, there has not been one yet.
Mo Salah breaks Samuel Eto’o’s record for most goals by an African player in a Champions League season 🇪🇬👑 pic.twitter.com/J3SkP0Gbme
— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 24, 2018
He is arguably the best thing to happen to European Football this Season. He is Mohammed Salah..
Describe him with One Word. pic.twitter.com/opHFDixhZU
— KNOXPETE (@KnoxTainment) April 25, 2018
now for me liverpool deserve to win UEFA 2018, because i am in love with M.salah……
— waqas rauf (@veezo2007pk) April 25, 2018
— Alan McGuinness (@Alan_McGuinness) April 25, 2018
That's the thing with fanatics, they get carried away and start tweeting nonsense like this. Salah can score all the goals he wants, he's not yet at the level of these 2 football icons(legends). pic.twitter.com/g3vIMgZZfL
— Gideon tshimowa (@gideon_tshimowa) April 25, 2018
So, @ChelseaFC sent Mo Salah on loan for three years just to train for Liverpool.. wow
— ImaniL (@Emmanuel_Agbai_) April 25, 2018
Bobby Firmino doing the celebrating for Mo Salah. pic.twitter.com/Z9buuYooOO
— Anfield Express (@AnfieldExpress) April 25, 2018
— fivetimesclub (@fivetimesclub) April 25, 2018
I ain't a mo salah fan but am dying 😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/TiR5GFlyb0
— Air Conditioner Expert (@dominic_256ug) April 25, 2018
‘Nobody fit stop Mo Salah, na god’
Ashley Young: pic.twitter.com/9u0L6hGyfq
— Man United In Pidgin (@ManUtdInPidgin) April 25, 2018
CA SUFFIT AVEC MO SALAH MAINTENANT 😇 pic.twitter.com/E6QgjAt0ej
— PKFoot.com ⭐️⭐️ (@pkfoot) April 25, 2018