Mohamed Salah has revealed his second goal against Brighton and Hove Albion was planned at Melwood.
The No.11 followed a darting near-post run with an adept glancing header that diverted Andy Robertson’s corner home and sealed a 3-1 win for Liverpool at the Amex Stadium.
And, speaking post-match, Salah explained that the Premier League champions had formulated the routine in training.
“We trained it yesterday and two days ago - and finally Robbo gave me an assist so I’m happy for that!” the Egyptian told Sky Sports.
𝑺𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒈𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 🤩 Boss @andrewrobertso5 cross, brilliant @MoSalah header 🙌 https://t.co/xNjqdzsASA— LFC (Liverpool FC) 8th Jul 23:09
Salah had earlier put the Reds ahead via a clinical finish, with Jordan Henderson quickly adding a superb second from a Salah assist as Jürgen Klopp’s team raced into a 2-0 lead inside the opening eight minutes.
Leandro Trossard pulled one back just before half-time, though, and Brighton fought for an equaliser after the break.
However, Salah’s 76th-minute header ensured the Reds registered a 30th top-flight victory of a record-breaking season.
30 - Liverpool have won 30 of their 34 Premier League games this season (D2 L2); this is the fastest any side has e… https://t.co/RTeIhD1miL— OptaJoe (OptaJoe) 8th Jul 21:17
The No.11 continued: “I think it was a good game for fans to watch. They play really well from the back and they had a good game.
“We were lucky a bit to score in the beginning twice, [that] made the game a little bit easier to just have the confidence from the beginning. But they played a good game.
“After 2-1 they had more confidence and tried to play more football. They were really good and were close to scoring a second as well, so after I scored the third one it made the game calm again and we had more confidence that the game was almost over.”