Hilarious Video Shows Liverpool's Mohamed Salah Running Away From Divock Origi Pass During Champions League Tie
Liverpool may have qualified from the Champions League group stages with ease, but that didn't stop one Twitter user from posting a hilarious video from the Reds' 1-1 draw away to Midtjylland on Wednesday night.
The clip shows Liverpool breaking away in the opening 40 seconds of the game when Divock Origi sends a pass towards Mohamed Salah. However, instead of collecting the ball, Salah just carries on running.
Why is Salah running away from Mane's pass at 7th second of the video.:joy::joy:pic.twitter.com/iFhqT28p5G
- Holy Flick (@flickaholic) December 9, 2020
Salah had the last laugh, though, putting Liverpool in front 15 seconds later to become the club's record Champions League goalscorer.
It was the quickest goal Liverpool had scored in the Champions League and Salah's strike was his 22nd in the competition, surpassing Steven Gerrard.
"Exceptional player, absolutely exceptional player," Jurgen Klopp said of Salah. "Since we [have] worked together obviously a lot of things [have] clicked really for all of us.
"He helps the team massively and he knows and appreciates the help of the team as well.
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22 - Mohamed Salah's goal was his 22nd in the UEFA Champions League for Liverpool (excluding qualifiers); he has now overtaken Steven Gerrard (21) to become the Reds' all-time leading European Cup/Champions League scorer. King. pic.twitter.com/Zt7ccm5C7d
- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 9, 2020
"If we only had Mo, even the incredible number of goals he got would not have been enough to be as successful as we were, so thank god others scored a lot of goals as well.
"That made this team pretty successful, but Mo is a very exceptional player - I think nobody doubted it, but if you need numbers to prove it then he delivers that as well."
Salah is now looking to put distance between himself and the others on the club's all-time Champions League goalscorers' list.
"It's a great feeling to be the top scorer for the club, it's something I'm proud of," the 28-year-old told BT Sport.
"I need to keep going with that, score more goals, make the gap bigger between me and the others! I'm trying all the time to score goals to help the team to win games."
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