One of our favourite things about Mo Salah’s goal tonight was that he took on the brilliant Kalidou Koulibaly and made the giant Senegalese look quite silly.
Koulibaly is genuinely one of the best centre-backs on the planet, and for the first half an hour, was man-marking Salah and probably coming out on top.
This resulted in rival fans taking to Twitter to celebrate Salah’s apparent failure, but the Egyptian answered them in jaw-dropping fashion!
In the 35th minute, Salah turned Napoli’s left-back and then skinned Koulibaly alive, before finishing through David Ospina’s legs.
It gave Liverpool a 1-0 lead, which was deserved after the balance of play throughout the first-half.
Salah now has four goals in two games and is on 13 for the campaign overall, making him our top scorer by some distance.
Below, we’ve embedded some of the opposition tweets that were sent out before Salah’s magical moment… Enjoy!
Salah struggling to get out of Koulibaly's pocket yet. Can he get out?
— Mohamed Anas (@MohmdAnas) December 11, 2018
Salah ain’t gonna get shit from Koulibaly today
— Mamun Choudhury (@Mamuniho) December 11, 2018
SALAH CANT DO NOTHING AGAINST KOULIBALY😂😂😂😂
— ² (@CFCFutbol_) December 11, 2018
Koulibaly has made Salah his business 😂😂😂. No breathing space sef.
— AKI (@Jah_Bhu_Kush) December 11, 2018
Had Salah got out of koulibaly's pocket yet? #LIVNAP
— The Footy Index Man (@footyindexman) December 11, 2018