There are assists and then there’s this assist by goalkeeper Alisson Becker to Salah. Liverpool hold a 1-0 lead against arch-rivals Manchester United at Anfield, courtesy of a Virgil van Dijk header, as stoppage time ticks towards a conclusion.
Alisson Becker safely catches the ball from the visitors’ latest attack and spots an opportunity to guide what would become an assist into the opposition half. If you’re a goalkeeper and want to learn how to punt the ball with precision then watch his kick by Alisson. Becker with just an incredible assist to Salah.
Mohamed Salah is on the same wavelength; the Egyptian’s pace holds off the recovering Daniel James and he’s got the composure to beat the goalkeeper at the Kop end. Alisson does a knee slide into Salah after sprinting the length of the field. Becker is the first Liverpool player to reach and celebrate with Salah.
Mo Salah and Alisson combine to finish it in style. What a laser of a kick by Alisson Becker to pick out Salah. Certainly this is the assist of the year in the English Premier League.
Since Alisson’s punt isn’t in the air too long, more of a direct strike, Salah is able to out run any Manchester United players trying to catch him. Yes, Salah’s speed helps too but the kick by Alisson is on a rope as they say and right to Salah’s feet.