Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah faced a fan invading the pitch after his side’s comfortable victory over Southampton on Saturday afternoon. The Reds have scored four unanswered goals in a one-sided affair at Anfield to register their second victory in the space of four days after beating Porto in midweek.
Liverpool rushed out of the blocks to score all of their goals before the hour mark, with Diogo Jota starting the procedure after just two minutes.
He doubled his score midway through the first half before Thiago Alcantara added another shortly after.
Virgil van Dijk then scored against his former club in the 52nd minute to wrap up a convincing home win.
Salah couldn’t find the back of the net but provided the assist for Jota’s second goal of the game.
The Egyptian maestro has already scored 17 times in all competitions this season and is arguably the best player in the world in his current form.
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He is revered by Liverpool fans and is expected to play a crucial role in their bid for Premier League glory by the end of the campaign.
Salah was approached by a supporter after the final whistle on Saturday afternoon, with the supporter in question entering the pitch in order to get closer.
He managed to get to Salah with his phone in hand, apparently hoping for a post-match photo with the 29-year-old.
However, the fan was quickly swept away by security, with Salah not looking bothered by the encounter.
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He is no stranger to combating field invaders and was the target of three similar incidents during Egypt’s game against Angola earlier this month.
The Liverpool man was one of the stars of the show against Southampton, dictating his side’s attacking play throughout the game despite failing to score his own goal.
However, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp was not entirely happy with his side’s performance, insisting Southampton had too many opportunities for his liking.
“It was comfortable, but the chances they had were too great,” Klopp said. BBC Sport After the game.
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“Alisson’s stops [Becker] were too spectacular. It’s room to improve. But I understand that in a week like this, when you win three games, keeping your focus is a challenge as human beings.
“On the other hand, we could have scored more if we had been calmer. That’s something we have to think about.
“The decision making could be better. The game was comfortable at the end, but during that I didn’t feel too comfortable.”
Liverpool will be hoping to maintain their winning form when they travel to Goodison Park for the first Merseyside derby of the campaign against Everton next weekend.