International Champions Cup: Mo Salah scores as Liverpool beat Manchester City

first_imgIt took 52 seconds, two touches on return in red of Liverpool for Mohamed Salah to score in Liverpool’s 2-1 pre-season win over Premier League rivals Manchester City on Thursday in the 2018 International Champions Cup.The Egypt international, who was Liverpool’s top scorer last season with 44 goals in 52 appearances across all competitions, suffered a shoulder injury in the club’s Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid in May.Salah was introduced as a second half substitute in and the 26-year-old levelled the scores almost immediately before forward Sadio Mane scored the winner, as Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp hailed Salah’s impact.”He is in that moment but he has absolutely no issues… He came in and scored after pretty much 35 seconds. He had a big impact together with Sadio and Dom… played fantastic,” Klopp told reporters.New number. Same old Sadio. #LFCPreSeason #ICC2018 pic.twitter.com/NOLkDBtw6PLiverpool FC (@LFC) July 26, 2018Salah’s high-flying return allayed fears over his form following the injury, which prevented the playmaker from making an impact at the World Cup in Russia.READ – Klopp admits to pressure of winning trophies at LiverpoolKlopp also reiterated that he could not guarantee a trophy for Liverpool in the upcoming campaign.”I know that people want to hear that I tell you we can win this or that, but I have no clue if we will win something. But we will go for it with all we have,” the German boss added.READ – Alisson likely to make Liverpool debut in friendly against Napoliadvertisement”… We have to enjoy our football, otherwise it makes no sense. We cannot only go for a 1-0 here, 1-0 there – I know if you win silverware in the end then people are probably happy, but the whole year was still rubbish.”52 seconds. Second touch. Mo Salah. pic.twitter.com/tcK1rjRhIhLiverpool FC (@LFC) July 26, 2018″It’s pre-season, it’s really not important. The game for us was very important, but it is not a sign in the direction or whatever. It’s only a game we played and a lot of good moments which we can use and a lot of bad moments we can work on. That’s all,” he said.Liverpool will continue their pre-season preparations against rivals Manchester United on Saturday.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img

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