Mohamed Salah‘s excellent breakaway strike in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Arsenal was just one of a host of great counter-attacking efforts.
When Salah broke free just before the hour mark at Anfield on August 27, bravely winning a loose ball and charging towards Petr Cech’s goal, his finish was a foregone conclusion.
The Egyptian’s blistering pace has provided Jurgen Klopp‘s Reds with another dimension following his move from AS Roma.
It allows Salah to produce moments of individual magic on the break to rival a host of efforts from Liverpool’s time in the Premier League, as the club’s latest top 10 proves.
John Arne Riise’s counter against Everton, Alberto Moreno‘s one-man stunner against Tottenham and last season’s team move against the Gunners all feature.
Luis Suarez’s strike against the Blues in 2014 almost mirrors Salah’s at Anfield, winning the ball near the centre circle before darting towards goal for a composed finish.
Another from that 4-0 win over the Gunners features at No. 2, with Sadio Mane‘s goal the fruits of an impressive interchange between Georginio Wijnaldum, Emre Can and Roberto Firmino.
At No. 1, however, is Markus Babbel’s strike against Everton in 2001, with the defender powering home Robbie Fowler’s cutback.
With Salah and Mane in Klopp’s attack, Liverpool can hope for more devastating counters this season, as few in the Premier League will be able to keep up.