The 29-year-old’s brilliance is such that at times he can be taken for granted. But even by the sky-high standards he has set himself, his start to the season has been something special.
Salah has now scored in seven consecutive games for Liverpool – equalling his longest scoring streak for the club and taking him past 100 Premier League goals in the process. There have been nine in all competitions so far this season and three assists too.
No Premier League player has had a direct hand in more goals in 2021/22 and no Premier League player has produced anything quite like what we saw from Salah at Anfield on Sunday.
His goal was an astonishing exhibition of speed, strength, balance and brutal efficiency. When the ball rippled the back of the net, sending Anfield into raptures, there were three City players on their knees in the six-yard box.
This is what Salah does to his opponents and he did it for Liverpool’s opening goal too.