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Chamberlain surprised by ‘little man’ Mohamed Salah’s header

Chamberlain surprised by 'little man' Mohamed Salah's header

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 has reflected on ’s goal against Bournemouth, saying that the Egyptian’s finish surprised everyone.

Salah was on the scoresheet alongside Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in ’s 3-0 win against Bournemouth at Anfield, taking his tally to 30 Premier League goals.

READ: Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe praises Mohamed Salah

His goal made him become the highest scoring African player in the league’s history as well as becoming the first player in Europe’s top five leagues this season to reach 30 goals.

And Chamberlain paid tribute to the Egyptian winger, saying his header against Bournemouth is one of the best in the world.

“First and foremost, the ball from Trent was outstanding; another unbelievable performance from him again today,” Chamberlain said.

“But the finish from Mo was a bit of an unusual one for him and one that maybe took everyone by surprise.

Mohamed Salah ballon d'or

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“It proves that he can do that. I think I can remember him scoring one away at Leicester earlier in the season and that surprised me at the back post, seeing the little man get up and score a header.

“Today’s finish was up there with some of the very best headers of a ball in the world. It was a great finish.

“He could have had a few today but he kept going and kept going and got his goal in the end. I’m sure he’ll keep doing that for the rest of the season,” he concluded.

With that goal, he has equaled Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry’s best goals haul in his Premier League career. Henry scored 30 goals in the 2003/04 “Invincibles” season.

READ: Robbie Fowler: Salah must be on Ballon d’Or shortlist

Mohamed Salah

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In addition to Henry, Salah managed to equal Robin Van Persie’s best record in a single season as well, when he scored 30 with Arsenal in 2011/12 as well as Kevin Phillips’ astonishing 1999/00 tally with Sunderland.

READ: De Bruyne admits Salah deserves PFA Player of the Year

Liverpool currently sit third in the English Premier League with 70 points, only one behind second-placed Manchester United, but the Red Devils still have one game in hand.

Liverpool’s next game will be against Ahmed Hegazi and Ali Gabr’s West Brom on Saturday, April 21 at the Hawthorns.

Youssef Wael is a massive Al Ahly and Manchester United supporter from Cairo, Egypt. One of the few Egyptians who never really wanted to have a career in football, just played it as a hobby. Wael also played squash for 7 years.

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