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.
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
"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.