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Mohamed Salah continues his fairytale season but was he offside for Liverpool’s opening goal?

Anfield's Egyptian King pounced on Kyle Walker's error to Jurgen Klopp's side the lead but was he just offside in the build-up?

It’s that man again.

Who else but the irresistible Mohamed Salah to open the scoring between Liverpool and Man City in the Champions League quarter-final first leg?

The free-scoring Egyptian was on hand to capitalise on Kyle Walker’s hesitancy in the visitors’ box and put the hosts 1-0 up in the 12th minute…

Superb composure and opportunism from Salah once again but was he just offside in the build-up?

Marginal but possibly just offside

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Marginal but possibly just offside

Walker anticipated the throughball and stepped up to the halfway line, leaving Salah offside by the finest of margins.

At full speed you can understand the assistant referee’s decision to keep his flag by his side but Pep Guardiola may have a word in the officials’ ears at half-time.

A legend in the making

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A legend in the making

Man City had a couple of chances to recover and clear the danger with Nicolas Otamendi inexplicably hitting the deck when he looked to have tracked Roberto Firmino’s run.

Liverpool’s Brazilian No9 then mugged Walker in the box after Ederson had made a low save, poking the ball to Salah to register the assist.

Soon after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain lathered a powerful shot past City’s keeper from nearly 25 yards to double the hosts’ lead.

And then, after half an hour, Salah turned provider, clipping an inviting cross to the back post for Sadio Mane to head home from close range.

Already a famous Anfield night

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Already a famous Anfield night

It’s not often you see Guardiola’s City rattled — but Liverpool seem to have their number.

Dare we say it could get embarrassing for City?


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