Premier League

Mohamed Salah: Player Rating and Performance v Brighton

Champions Liverpool grafted out a hard-fought win against Graham Potter's side, with the Egyptian playing a key role in the victory

 
10:28am on Thursday 9th July 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Liverpool made it two wins in a row following the heavy defeat against Manchester City after emerging as 3-1 winners away at Brighton, with Mohamed Salah scoring two against the seasiders and assisting the other.

The other goal was a beauty scored by Jordan Henderson, but the star of the night was Salah, who probably should have got more than just the two.

What was Salah's overall display like?

📷 Match Snapshot

The former Roma and Chelsea forward looked sharp from the get-go, and took just six minutes to open the scoring for the champions.

⚽ ⏱️ 6' Naby Keita fires a low cross to the far side of the box, with Roberto Firmino stepping aside to allow Salah to sprint on to the ball to whip a superb left-footed finish into the bottom corner.

A ⏱️ 8' Just two minutes later he turned provider, taking the ball into feet around the edge of the Brighton box before laying it into the path of Henderson, who curled a lovely effort into the left corner from range.

⚽ ⏱️ 76' By this point Brighton had already clawed one back to make it 2-1, but Salah took the game beyond them with 14 minutes of normal time remaining, scoring a rare bullet header at the front post after a corner from Andy Robertson.

Brighton 1-3 Liverpool: Full Player Ratings and Statistics

He completed 25/31 passes to team-mates and had 45 touches of the ball, but this pass count probably should have been more.

On more than one occasion, Salah found himself in a great position inside the Brighton box, attempting the shot on goal while a team-mate was placed in a much better position.

Selfish, yes, but he wants that golden boot, as you can tell by his eight attempted shots on goal.

Overall, he earned a 9.5 FC Rating for his performance.

〽️ Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

Salah recorded an assist in his last game versus Villa to earn a 7.1 FC Rating.

Against Brighton, he turned up the heat and looked sharp and dangerous from the opening whistle. His two goals and assist for Henderson boosted him to a 9.5 FC Rating.

🗝️ Key Stats

Silva match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating9.5🏆 FC Man of the Match
Mins Played90
Touches45
Touches In Box12Rank #1
Shots8Rank #1
On Target5Rank #1
Goals2
Assists1

What Next?

With the Premier League already won, Liverpool are now chasing Man City's records from last season such as points tally and the number of wins.

For Salah, though, he will want to claim the golden boot for his goalscoring exploits. At the moment, he is three behind Leicester's Jamie Vardy and one behind Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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