Viewers of the showdown between Liverpool and Manchester City this evening have taken to social media in their absolute numbers, to react to the latest stunning goal, and overall display, on the part of Mohamed Salah.
De Bruyne has the last laugh
The weekend’s marquee Premier League fixture of course played out a short time ago.
The matchup in question saw Liverpool welcome champions Man City to Anfield, for a top-of-the-table clash.
Both sides headed into proceedings aware that a 3-point haul would guide them clear of Chelsea at the division’s summit, to take an early advantage into the international break.
When all was said and done, however, the title-winners of the last two seasons could not be separated.
A captivating 90 minutes on Merseyside ultimately played out into a 2-2 stalemate, courtesy of one of the games (or more specifically halves) of the Premier League season.
After Sadio Mane opened the scoring on the hour mark, City soon hit back, courtesy of a pinpoint effort from the superb Phil Foden:
️ “What a player he is!”
Phil Foden delivers against Liverpool yet again!
Stunning strike from Foden, after a brilliant run from Gabriel Jesus!
#LIVMCI on Sky Sports Premier League pic.twitter.com/5eOyPrMAYB
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 3, 2021
Liverpool, though, soon regained the advantage once more, and in absolutely breathtaking fashion.
After picking the ball up on the edge of the visitors’ area, Mohamed Salah somehow managed to dance his way beyond no fewer than three City defenders, to pick out the far corner with aplomb:
Mo Salah with some moves and a SCREAMER of a goal! #LIVMCI pic.twitter.com/Yx3v3ki4El
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) October 3, 2021
But Pep Guardiola’s Citizens simply refused to accept defeat.
This eventually resulted in Kevin De Bruyne restoring parity yet again just inside the closing ten minutes at Anfield, driving home a left-footed effort from 18 yards, with more than a little help from a Joel Matip deflection.
Salah the Prem’s best?
As outlined above, though, despite a pulsating 2nd-half, and a whole host of starring performances, it is the name of one man which has firmly stolen the headlines on Sunday evening.
The player in question? Mohamed Salah.
Egyptian wide-man Salah was at his brilliant best once again versus City, looking a threat each and every time he got on the ball, courtesy of touch, pace and sheer directness.
In turn, it came as little surprise when it was he who teed up Sadio Mane’s opener with an inch-perfect pass.
Salah wasn’t done there, though, adding his own name to the scoresheet a short time later with a genuine contender for Goal of the Season.
And viewers of this evening’s action have, as a result, not been at all shy in making their opinions heard across social media, amid widespread claims that the ex-Roma man, once more, has established himself as the Premier League’s best player:
SALAH IS THE BEST AND THE MOST COMPLETE PLAYER IN THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE. END OF.
— ZZ (@ZaminZahoor) October 3, 2021
Ive seen the light, Salah might just be the best player in the premier league.
— Dubois (@CFCDUBois) October 3, 2021
Look Mohamed Salah is the best player in the premier league change my mind pic.twitter.com/XXJekvMbZU
— ⚽️ (@onlyMessi30i) October 3, 2021
Salah disrespect has to stop, he’s actually top 3 in the world right now let alone being the best in premier league.
— Rk (@RkFutbol) October 3, 2021
PAY MO SALAH WHATEVER HE WANTS!
He’s the best player in the Premier League this season by a mile
— James McManus (@JamesMcManus1) October 3, 2021
As usual, Liverpool-City lived up to its potential and was an instant classic. Some fantastic individual performances but the Man of the Match was the best player in the Premier League right now and one of the best in Europe. Mo Salah is simply inevitable. https://t.co/5EMgWywHhr
— Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) October 3, 2021
Salah is hands down the best player in the Premier League.
— Jürgen (@kloppaged) October 3, 2021
Salah is the best player in the Premier League, there’s not much doubt about that at this stage.
— Ahead of the Curve (@mediocentr0) October 3, 2021
Ronaldo this… De Bruyne that…
Mo Salah is the best player in the Premier League. pic.twitter.com/J7CbpKwEbg
— (@afcvann) October 3, 2021
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Premier League table
|5||Brighton & Hove Albion||7||3||14|
|7||West Ham United||6||5||11|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||6|
|Vardy, Jamie||Leicester City||6|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||5|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United||4|
|Mane, Sadio||Liverpool FC||4|
|Maupay, Neal||Brighton & Hove Albion||4|
|Sarr, Ismaila||Watford FC||4|
|Townsend, Andros||Everton FC||3|
|Benrahma, Said||West Ham United||3|
|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur||3|
|Gray, Demarai||Everton FC||3|
|Ronaldo, Cristiano||Manchester United||3|
|Lukaku, Romelu||Chelsea FC||3|
|Calvert-Lewin, Dominic||Everton FC||3|
|Jota, Diogo||Liverpool FC||3|
|Hwang, Hee-chan||Wolverhampton Wanderers||3|
|Greenwood, Mason||Manchester United||3|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||2|
|Jesus, Gabriel||Manchester City||2|
|Player||Team||Red Cards||Yellow Cards|
|Dennis, Emmanuel||Watford FC||0||4|
|Skipp, Oliver||Tottenham Hotspur||0||4|
|Pogba, Paul||Manchester United||0||3|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||0||3|
|Rice, Declan||West Ham United||0||3|
|Cooper, Liam||Leeds United||0||3|
|Norgaard, Christian||Brentford FC||0||3|
|Tarkowski, James||Burnley FC||0||3|
|Veltman, Joel||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||3|
|Brownhill, Josh||Burnley FC||0||3|
|Etebo, Oghenekaro||Watford FC||0||3|
|Djenepo, Moussa||Southampton FC||0||3|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||0||1|
|Fernandes, Bruno||Manchester United||0||2|
|Maupay, Neal||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||2|
|Jimenez, Raul||Wolverhampton Wanderers||0||2|
|Gallagher, Conor||Crystal Palace||0||2|
|Alonso, Marcos||Chelsea FC||0||2|
|Ward Prowse, James||Southampton FC||1||1|
|Pogba, Paul||Manchester United||7|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||4|
|Jesus, Gabriel||Manchester City||4|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||3|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||3|
|Saint-Maximin, Allan||Newcastle United||3|
|Kovacic, Mateo||Chelsea FC||3|
|Townsend, Andros||Everton FC||2|
|Benrahma, Said||West Ham United||2|
|Ings, Danny||Aston Villa||2|
|Toney, Ivan||Brentford FC||2|
|Jimenez, Raul||Wolverhampton Wanderers||2|
|Bamford, Patrick||Leeds United||2|
|James, Reece||Chelsea FC||2|
|Azpilicueta, Cesar||Chelsea FC||2|
|Gross, Pascal||Brighton & Hove Albion||2|
|King, Joshua||Watford FC||2|
|Pereira, Ricardo||Leicester City||2|
|Alexander-Arnold, Trent||Liverpool FC||2|
|Rice, Declan||West Ham United||2|