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Salah scored a glorious solo goal in the first half to put Liverpool 2-0 up in the 2-2 draw, sending Marcos Alonso to the shops and beating Edouard Mendy at his near post.
It was the Egyptian star's 16th goal in the Premier League this season and further cemented his place as the best player in the country at the moment.
However, in one moment during the pulsating affair, Rudiger could not have got any tighter to Salah if he tried.
Footage filmed from the stands shows Liverpool taking a throw-in and Rudiger literally clinging on to his former Roma teammate.
Not a single Chelsea defender besides Rudiger who has the audacity or the know-how to do this to the league’s most lethal weapon, Salah.— The Other Side Of The Coin ⭐️⭐️ (@TOSOTC_CFC) January 4, 2022
Chelsea FC please find the solution for Rudiger’s contract. I beg 🙏 pic.twitter.com/gc0Rm7KDEU
Salah has a couple of looks at the linesman and Rudiger threw his arm out in disgust as he shouted at the official.
The ball then travelled past Salah and out of play.
Man literally told the linesman to mind his business 😂😂😂😂— Big Smoke💦 (@Dareal_Browncom) January 4, 2022
Apart from the goal from Salah where Rudiger was covering different area, Rudiger kept Salah super quiet. It was great battle but definitely Rudi won https://t.co/hYoQV4hDtq— A (@AjinkyaSarawade) January 4, 2022
Rudiger was doing everything he can to stay close to Salah... 🤣pic.twitter.com/6oQpoB3TS3— Football Tweets (@FutballTweets) January 5, 2022
Rudiger and Salah did then share an embrace at the end of the game following a superb back and forth battle.
The respect between Antonio Rudiger & Mo Salah 🤝 pic.twitter.com/qHjZzacorl— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) January 2, 2022
Chelsea's No.2 has quickly developed into one of the biggest s***houses in the Premier League and his bizarre antics regularly catch the eye.
Earlier this season he celebrated winning a penalty with a frightening tongue-wagging celebration.
On Sunday, he cheekily undid the gloves of Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher in an attempt to give his team a little advantage.
Rudiger is just must see TV.— Alexis’ Kavkas View 🇦🇿🇬🇪 (@AlexisIsKavkas) January 2, 2022
How he has become one of my favourites only god knows ! pic.twitter.com/H3uJJibI3h
Marcos Alonso was about to deliver an inswinging corner when, Rudiger, a lover of the dark arts, trotted over to Kelleher.
In a clip that went viral, the Irishman complained to the referee and was seen strapping his gloves back up again.
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