Peter Crouch and Michael Owen lead the praise for ‘ridiculous’ Mohamed Salah goal as Liverpool star scores from acute angle in Salzburg victory
- Liverpool secured passage to the last-16 of the Champions League on Tuesday
- Mohamed Salah scored a superb second goal from an acute angle in Salzburg
- Peter Crouch and Michael Owen led the plaudits for the strike after the game
Former Liverpool strikers Peter Crouch and Michael Owen led the plaudits for Mohamed Salah after he scored a stunning goal in victory over Salzburg.
The Egyptian star missed a host of presentable chances before scoring from an outrageously acute angle to complete a victory that sends the defending champions through to the last-16 of the Champions League.
Salah’s goal followed 100 seconds after Naby Keita’s opener as Jurgen Klopp’s side finished top of Group E ahead of Napoli.
Mohamed Salah scored a stunning goal as Liverpool secured victory over Salzburg on Tuesday
The Egyptian took the ball round the goalkeeper and scored from an acute angle for the Reds
Salah celebrates with substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after scoring Liverpool’s second
Salah was alert enough to get to a loose header back to Cican Stankovic ahead of the goalkeeper.
He took the ball round the Austrian at speed and then found the far corner with a curling strike on his right foot despite the acute angle.
Crouch tweeted afterwards: ‘Right foot, at pace and curling away from goal. Ridiculous’.
Owen wrote: ‘That Salah goal was off the scale. His hardest chance by far. Everything against him. Wow.’