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Mohamed Salah Blew Thierry Henry Away With 'Outstanding' Skill In Liverpool Goal That Few Noticed

Daniel Marland

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Mohamed Salah Blew Thierry Henry Away With 'Outstanding' Skill In Liverpool Goal That Few Noticed

Thierry Henry was blown away by Mohamed Salah nutmegging Pau Torres to set up Sadio Mane for Liverpool's second goal against Villarreal.

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The Reds ran out comfortable 2-0 winners in the Champions League semi-final first leg clash at Anfield on Wednesday night.

An own goal from Pervis Estupinan gave them the lead eight minutes into the second half before Mane doubled their advantage two minutes later.

While many focused on Mane being onside or not, Henry picked out Salah's nutmeg as an underrated moment of brilliance.

He told CBS Sports: "To put the ball in between the legs of the defender, that's outstanding. The pass of Salah was just outstanding.

"We can talk about the line or whatever, Salah made that happen. It's outstanding you can't defend that. The ball can only go through that. If you're a defender here, they allow him to get the ball."

Micah Richards interjected to bring up the position of holding midfielder Etienne Capoue.

He argued the former Watford man vacates his position which gives Salah time on the ball.

"The problem is Capoue there, though?" the former Manchester City defender asks.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"Capoue would normally be this side of Salah for that protection. He gambles and then they get the opening. Look at his positioning there, Capoue..."

Henry wasn't having any of it. "Forget about that," he immediately responds.

"You talk about the defensive side of it and you talk about the offensive side of it. That pass, this is why Mo Salah this season is better than what he used to be.

"To make that ball go through the legs and he meant it, to pass it to Mane... wow."

It takes a special talent to get Henry fired up like that.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Salah has been one of Liverpool's top performers this season and they still have a chance of winning a historic quadruple.

They've already won the Carabao Cup and are through to the FA Cup final with the likelihood of being in the Champions League final high too.

Jurgen Klopp's side are one point behind Manchester City in the Premier League with five games left to play.

City could be their opponents in Paris next month. Their semi-final clash with Real Madrid is locked at 4-3 after an all time classic at the Etihad on Tuesday.

Featured Image Credit: CBS Sports

Topics: Liverpool, Mohamed Salah, Thierry Henry, Villarreal, Champions League

Daniel Marland
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