This first touch from Mo Salah with Nuno Tavares breathing down his neck wasn’t normal

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Mohamed Salah immaculate first touch and control against Arsenal

When it comes to controlling a ball on the pitch, Mo Salah seems to have the Midas touch.

Time and again, the Egyptian king has churned out enthralling performances with his elite ability on the ball, ample spectacles of which could be witnessed at Anfield as the Merseyside outfit took on visiting Arsenal.

One such moment that oozed Salah’s class, was him nonchalantly receiving an aerial delivery from Liverpool’s backline.

In an effort to ignite an attack for his side, Virgil van Dijk launched a lobbed pass aiming it at the winger, who was prowling in the attacking third. Salah, unfazed by his marker Nuno Tavares, calmly met the ball with his feet while keeping the pursuing defender at bay.

The short clip of this ethereal instant broke the internet, as Salah-worshippers hailed their idol for this otherworldly display.

Moments later, King Salah followed it up with another stroke of brilliance as he coolly tapped a cross from his fellow winger Mane, past a helpless Ramsdale to score the 3rd goal for the Reds, and guaranteeing them 3 points from the clash.

The final whistle blew at a resounding 4-0, with Minamino and the usual suspects Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane running riot at home, bagging a goal each. 

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