Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah scores from a very difficult angle versus RB Salzburg in the Champions League. Actually, it’s not just a difficult angle it’s no angle. Salah is nearly even or square with the goal line when he takes the shot.
This goal has everything, from Salah’s speed to his skill to his pure genius. And it also has his confidence to try to score from this angle. Forwards above all must play with confidence, possess the will to try to do the unexpected. This confidence of course comes from within but from the coach and team that support him. Salah has that support at Liverpool and why he’s able to score goals like this one.
Here’s what Jurgen Klopp said about the goal and Salah:
“Thank God I don’t have to [explain the finish], it was for sure the most difficult situation he had tonight,” said Klopp. “He played really well but didn’t score in the situations we expect him to score, staying on track and making such a decisive but difficult finish says probably much more about him than all the other goals he scored. He stayed concentrated, believed in the next moment and it was a very, very good goal. A sensational finish.”
As is pointed about by Roger Bennett, this no angle goal was scored by Salah using his weaker foot and by putting some back spin on the soccer ball.
Mo Salah should win Nobel Prize for Physics for this Wizard Filth: Rounding goalkeeper, brazenly clips a no-look shot from acute angle with his weaker foot, imparting reverse spin to find corner of the net. Mental arithmetic performed in blink of an eye 🙌 pic.twitter.com/YjsXhAHiDO
— roger bennett (@rogbennett) December 10, 2019