Mo Salah have pipped Cristiano Ronaldo to the Champions League goal of the quarter finals.
Liverpool ace Salah has scored an astonishing 40 goals on his debut campaign for the Reds.
The Egyptian has scored all sort of goals for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season and is in the running to win the golden boot and probably the PFA award in the English Premier League.
However, nobody would have believed that THAT delightful dink at the Etihad during the Reds Champions League quarter final match against Manchester Citywould have beaten Ronaldo’s incredible over-head kick against Juventus.
Fans around the world did the voting with UEFA announcing the result.
And from what was gathered, Ronaldo finished second in an official UEFA competition to decide the goal of the round, with Salah finishing first.
Salah won 39 per cent of the total votes cast, compared to just 30 per cent for Madrid’s Ronaldo. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came third, with 14 per cent of the vote after that missile of a shot that travelled at about 109km/hr from twenty-five yards to beat City’s Brazilian goalie Elderson during Liverpool’s 3-0 mauling of Pep Guardiola’s team at Anfield.
Reds boss – Jurgen Klopp responds:
“What Mo has done, it is deserved – it’s not that you are thinking, wow how did this happen,” he explained of Salah’s incredible, impossible season.
“He is an outstanding player. That is why he has the accolades. He is in all the decisions – in decisive moments, he is involved. When he is on the pitch he is always a goal threat, and that helps us a lot for sure.
“Either he makes a cross or he scores the goal or whatever, he is really very often involved. He gives us all a good feeling, so everybody is really happy for him.”