Internationals: Salah scores two as four Reds feature on Friday

NewsInternationals: Salah scores two as four Reds feature on Friday

Published 23rd September 2022
By Chris Shaw

Mohamed Salah scored twice as four Liverpool players were involved in international action on Friday.

The Reds No.11 provided the first and third goals for Egypt as they defeated Niger 3-0 in a friendly played at Borg El Arab Stadium.

Collecting a pass at the edge of the opposition box on 43 minutes, Salah broke the deadlock by feinting past a defender and driving a clinical strike across the goalkeeper and inside the right post.

He then further extended his country’s lead in the game midway through the second half, converting a penalty, and went on to complete the encounter.

There was similar success for Alisson Becker and Brazil, who recorded a 3-0 win over Ghana in their friendly played in Le Havre, France.

Alisson featured for the entirety, while Fabinho was introduced just after the hour mark and Roberto Firmino was an unused substitute.

Trent Alexander-Arnold also remained on the bench for England, who were beaten 1-0 by Italy in the UEFA Nations League.

Earlier in the afternoon, Darwin Nunez played the full game for Uruguay as they were edged out 1-0 in a friendly against Iran held in Austria.

Published 23rd September 2022