He made it look simple. Then again, he always makes them look simple. A shift of the hips, a dart into space then a shot drilled, unerringly, into the bottom corner.
Mohamed Salah has scored these kind of goals all season, making the difficult seem routine, but the one that arrived in the 26th minute of Liverpool’s final day clash with Brighton was anything but ordinary. This one – number 32 in the Premier League – made history.
For Jurgen Klopp, it was a strike to define the game and set Liverpool on their way to Champions League qualification once again. But for Salah, this swish of his left foot propelled him beyond the modern giants – Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez – and into territory of his own.