Mohamed Salah shines for Liverpool in 1-1 draw against Burnley

Mohamed Salah has scored yet again for Liverpool, as Burnley held out for a draw against the Reds at Anfield, thanks to an opener by Canada’s Scott Arfield.

This fixture would be one of the most exciting of the matchday. Burnley, one of the surprises of this beginning of the season, against Liverpool, who was on a good run of form last year and start the season with 7 points in 4 games. This game was going to be decisive for both teams, as they both needed that win equally; both teams had the same amount of points, and their goal difference was only different by one goal, in favour of Burnley.

Scott Arfield would be the first player to score in the game. Some sloppy defending and a missed header clearance from a Liverpool defender would provide Burnley with a clear-cut scoring chance. The Canadian international would take this opportunity to score by launching a low volley that would award Burnley the lead over Liverpool. However, they will not keeping this lead for long.

Only three minutes after Arfield’s opener, Liverpool would respond with a quality equalizer. Emre Can would give the ball to Mohamed Salah in the box, putting the Egyptian international in a position to score; he would take a few touches, before putting in a fine finish and net the equalizer for the Reds. This is Mohamed Salah’s fifth goal for Liverpool this season, making him one of the top scorers in the Premier League.

The rest of the game would be slightly more quiet, and the referee’s final whistle would mark Burnley’s and Liverpool’s second draws this season, respectively placing them at sixth and seventh position in the league. Mohamed Salah would be named as man of the match by most British pundits, though Liverpool’s overall performance has been estimated to be fairly disappointing.

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