Anfield witnessed yet another scintillating Premier League clash on Sunday, as the Reds drew 2-2 with Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
With the game deadlocked at 1-1 in stoppage time, Salah ghosted past a host of Spurs challenges before finishing beyond Hugo Lloris, scoring a goal that had Lionel Messi written all over it.
It looked as though the Egyptian had registered a memorable winner, only for Harry Kane’s penalty to level matters in the 95th minute amid much controversy.
To see such a special strike lose some of its value felt desperately cruel after the game, and it got us thinking about similar instances in the past.
Here are 10 more great Liverpool goals that deserved to be winners.
Mohamed Salah vs. Everton (2017/18)
The most recent example prior to the Spurs game was once again Salah, who has enjoyed one of the most remarkable debut seasons in English football history.
Liverpool were completely bossing Everton in the 229th Merseyside derby in December, and the 25-year-old’s solo effort gave them a first-half lead.
He created havoc in exactly the same part of the penalty area as he did at the weekend, and his curled finish was exquisite.
What a shame that one of the softest penalties in recent memory ended up robbing Salah of a winner in his first derby.
Daniel Sturridge vs. Sevilla (Europa League final, 2016)
The technique and arrogance that he showed in bending the ball with the outside of his foot was something to behold, and it looked to have set Liverpool on their way to glory.
The Reds then fell to pieces against Sevilla after the break, however, losing 3-1 and ending Jurgen Klopp‘s first season on Merseyside miserably.
Sturridge has never been universally loved, which seems odd—had his Sevilla moment of genius been a winner, his Anfield legacy would be very different.
Christian Benteke vs. Man United (2015/16)
Christian Benteke was a flop at Liverpool, but his acrobatic effort against Man United was his standout moment for the club.
That and missing in front of the Kop against Leicester City, when Kasper Schmeichel was at the other end of the pitch!
Unfortunately for the Belgian, the Reds were putrid that day at Old Trafford, and his wonderful bicycle kick meant little in an eventual 3-1 loss.
It gave them very brief hope only for Anthony Martial to score on his debut, causing Martin Tyler to explode in the commentary box.
Steven Gerrard vs. Man City (2012/13)
Steven Gerrard’s career wasn’t exactly short of unforgettable goals, but this beauty against reigning champions Man City side would have been special.
The legendary former captain was approaching his 33rd birthday by this point, with questions being asked over his worth to the team, but he thundered home from 30 yards to put Liverpool 2-1 up at the Etihad.
It was one of those moments when the away end explodes, and both the on- and off-pitch celebrations made it feel like a winner.
Sergio Aguero then scored from a freakish angle to earn a 2-2 draw, depriving Gerrard of a great moment.
Sebastian Coates vs. QPR (2011/12)
One of the greatest ever Liverpool goals in a losing cause, Sebastian Coates’ unreal scissor-kick against QPR in 2011/12 has to make the cut.
The Uruguayan was a major disappointment at Anfield, having arrived with such a promising reputation, but when he opened the scoring with this stunner, you wondered if it would be the making of him.
It wasn’t, we must hasten to add, and despite Dirk Kuyt adding another, the Reds blew their two-goal lead to lose 3-2 late on at Loftus Road.
Ryan Babel vs. Lyon (2009/10)
This is definitely a forgotten gem of a goal.
Liverpool’s 2009/10 Champions League campaign was a disaster, but Ryan Babel came so close to being the hero for his team.
The Dutchman always had a hell of a shot on him, and when his 83rd-minute scorcher flew in away to Lyon, progression to the last 16 looked on.
Sadly, Lisandro Lopez made it 1-1 in stoppage time, and after losing the last group game at home to Fiorentina the Reds crashed out.
Hitting the ball incredibly hard was one of Babel’s best attributes in an ultimately frustrating Liverpool career.
Fabio Aurelio vs. Chelsea (2008/09)
It is hard to watch that game back because of the depressing way it ended, with Liverpool eventually eliminated, but Aurelio’s opener was out of this world.
Trailing 3-1 from the first leg at Anfield, the Brazilian’s outrageous free-kick from close to the touchline was inch-perfect and it gave Rafa Benitez’s side hope.
They battled very bravely, but to no avail.
John Arne Riise vs. Chelsea (League Cup final, 2005)
Unlike the popular Aurelio, John Arne Riise has a bizarre number of critics, despite forging a highly impressive seven-year career at Liverpool.
Famed for his blistering left foot, the Norwegian scored one of the Reds’ great final goals, but many forget it even exists.
Gerrard’s unfortunate own goal took the game to extra-time, though, and Chelsea prevailed.
John Barnes vs. Everton (1990/91)
The Reds led on four occasions at Goodison Park, and when Barnes curled home in extra-time a place in the quarters looked done and dusted.
Instead of the winger celebrating one of the greatest ever derby winners, however, Tony Cottee took the game to another replay with seven minutes remaining.
Everton progressed that time around, and Barnes’ goal has never been able to feel as special since.
Jimmy Case vs. Man United (FA Cup final, 1977)
We finish with an oldie.
Back in the 1970s, FA Cup final day was everything, with millions tuning in and careers made and ruined in that 90 minutes.
Jimmy Case is still seen as a Liverpool great, but it is a crying shame that his fantastic solo strike against Man United in 1977 didn’t add to his legend further.
It has to do gown as one of the best cup final goals in defeat.