UEFA CL: Salah pays tribute to Liverpool's resilience

Champions League By: Ambrose Udeme | 11/04/2018

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool FC

Liverpool's response to an early setback to seal their place in the Champions League semi-finals in remarkable fashion on Tuesday at the Etihad has earned Mohamed Salah's applause.

Salah and his team-mates saw the three-goal lead they accrued in last week’s last-eight first leg cut inside the opening two minutes as Gabriel Jesus slotted in Raheem Sterling's cutback to give Manchester City the advantage on the night.

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But a relentless Liverpool side returned after the break to score twice - Salah produced a classy dink to draw them level on the night shortly before the hour mark. Roberto Firmino then added the finishing touch with a coolly-taken goal of his own 14 minutes from time to secure a hugely impressive 5-1 aggregate win.

Reflecting on the massive result at the Etihad, Salah in an interview with BT Sport said: "I think the [his] goal was at a good time for us because they were pressing very high and had many chances, so in the beginning we struggled a little bit because they scored in the first two minutes.

"After that we came back, we played hard and we got the result - that’s the most important thing.

"I’ve changed my position many times, but in the end we play as a team. We play as 11 players and everyone gives 100 percent, so we are happy about the result.

"I’ve said many times that I play for the team and I try to score each game to try to help the team to win the games. That’s the most important thing for me." said Salah 

Salah began Tuesday’s match in his usual position on the right of Liverpool’s three-pronged attack, but shifted to the centre during the first half and duly netted his 39th goal of the season in the second.