Salah: The strike was instinctive

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on April 14, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Mohamed Salah has described his screamer against Chelsea in Liverpool’s 2-0 win as instinctive.

The Reds opened the scoring thanks to Sadio Mane’s opener, however, barely after 142 seconds after the goal Mo Salah unleashed a rocket to send Anfield into raptures.

That goal ensured Salah would still be in pole position to retain his Golden Boot award after registering his 19th goal of the season to go level on terms with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.

However, the Egyptian forward described the goal as an instinctive strike after the game.

“I don’t think, I just feel!” the No.11 told Sky Sports.

“Normally I shoot [with the] inside of the foot but this one – because it’s far [out] – I just hit it with power.

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“I was a bit lucky that the ball hit the net like that.”

Despite being a certain contender for goal of the season, Salah doesn’t even rank it as the best of his Liverpool career.

Instead, the curling effort in last season’s Anfield Merseyside derby – which won the 2018 FIFA Puskas Award – remains the forward’s most beloved.

“I will always choose [the Everton] one,” he added. “This is my favourite because it’s my first derby.

“I think I used everything good – the strength, the technique and the skills.”