Summer signing Mohamed Salah got himself on the score-sheet for a second time as a Liverpool player on Saturday, equalising for his new team in the Asia Trophy final against Leicester.
Despite a relatively bright start, the Reds went behind early on courtesy of some poor defending and Islam Slimani’s eventual towering back post header.
This was followed by a few nervy moments with Riyad Mahrez causing Jurgen Klopp’s men lots of problems and goalkeeper Loris Karius giving his team a scare with a horrific mis-kick that luckily evaded the nearest Leicester player.
Liverpool soon levelled things up, though, when Salah latched onto a perfectly-weighted through ball by Philippe Coutinho, expertly directing his header into the bottom corner.
His effort followed up his debut goal in the club’s recent friendly against Wigan Athletic and served as further proof of the Egyptian beginning to strike up a partnership with his new teammates.
Coutinho scored what turned out to be the winner shortly after, cutting in on his right foot before firing a stunning strike past Kasper Schmeichel in the Leicester goal.
The second half was nothing like the fiery first with substitutions for both sides seemingly taking the fizz out of the game.
That said, the Reds continued to show promise going forward and took full control of the game, comfortably seeing out the win and becoming the 2017 Asia Trophy winners.
Here’s a look at the winger’s second goal in a Liverpool shirt…
Beautiful link-up play from Coutinho and Salah draws Liverpool level! 🔥
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