The English newspaper, Express, reported today, Wednesday, that the Egyptian international, Mohamed Salah, the star of the Liverpool football team, raised terror again after scoring a goal against Ajax yesterday, and his team won 2-1, describing the player as “scary.”
The newspaper reported on its website that former Aston Villa striker Gabi Agbonlahor confirmed that Salah had become “scary again” after helping the Reds beat Ajax in the Champions League after he opened the scoring for Jurgen Klopp’s team, where they won in Europe for the first time this season.
However, Agbonlahor also suggested Liverpool are more cohesive in the game even without the £64m signing Darwin Nunez in the summer transfer window as the Uruguayan suffered a turbulent start at Anfield, with Diogo Jota favourite from the start against Ajax.
The newspaper added that Jota played well alongside Salah and Luis Diaz, as the three participated in the opening goal, while Salah smashed into the goal to score for the fourth time this season.
Agbonlahor saw this match as Liverpool’s best this season, however, he also cautioned that better teams will continue to exploit the right flank as Reds’ Trent Alexander-Arnold appears to be struggling.
“For me, Liverpool are back to their best – Salah was scary again, Diaz was very good, they look better with Jota, and that’s good news for them.”
The Liverpool team achieved a valuable victory over its Dutch guest, Ajax, 2-1, in the match that brought them together yesterday evening, Tuesday, at the “Anfield” stadium, as part of the second round of the first group of the European Football Championship.
Egyptian star Mohamed Salah advanced with a goal for Liverpool in the 17th minute, to settle his first goal in the current version of the European competition, then Ajax managed to equalize in the 27th minute through Ghanaian player Mohamed Kaddous.
And in the 89th minute, Cameroonian Joel Matip managed to score the deadly winning goal for Liverpool with a perfect header, to lead his team to collect three valuable points in its Champions League campaign.
This is Liverpool’s first victory in the group stage of the Champions League, after its heavy loss in the first round against Napoli, Italy, 1-4.
The victory gave Liverpool the first three points in the group, to occupy third place on goal difference from leaders Ajax and Napoli, who are in second place, before the Italian team’s match today against the Scottish Rangers.