It was Mohamed Salah’s 50th goal as a Liverpool player when he scored the second of three goals against Southampton. From the counter, he had the option of passing it to Roberto Firmino, whom he ignored consciously before finishing the move.
There were bound to be questions about why he didn’t pass, especially after the team didn’t celebrate Keita’s goal with enough gusto.
When asked about his inability to bring Firmino into the move for the second goal, Salah revealed that it is the striker’s instinct that held him from passing the ball. Salah had been goal-less for the last nine league games, and his 50th goal was on the line this time.
Luckily he had all the cool in the world to finish his move.
“After nine games [without scoring], I’m very happy to score a goal to help the team,”
“That’s the most important thing for us.
“Not at all! I think as a striker you need to score.
“Always, I’m thinking to score. I just took my decision to shoot the ball and score. I’m happy about it.”