Salah’s screamer sends Liverpool top! (video)

Mohamed Salah’s goal-of-the-season contender secured a crucial 2-0 victory over Chelsea as Liverpool roared back to the top of the Premier League at a jubilant Anfield.

Manchester City laid down the gauntlet to Liverpool with victory at Crystal Palace earlier on Super Sunday, but the Reds produced an emphatic response as Sadio Mane’s header (51) and Salah’s 25-yard thunderbolt (53) restored Jurgen Klopp’s side’s two-point lead over the champions.

Eden Hazard had two chances to salvage something for Chelsea but was denied by the woodwork and Alisson in quick succession, as Maurizio Sarri’s decision to start without a recognised striker backfired.

The victory, Klopp’s first at home over Chelsea on his 200th game in charge, leaves Liverpool two points clear at the top of the table having played a game more than City, and dents the fourth-placed Blues’ hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.

source: Skysports