Salah’s thrilling goal puts Liverpool in first place.
Liverpool FC earned a 2-0 victory over Aberdeen FC in the ninth round of the 2023-24 English Premier League (EPL) at Anfield in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.
Liverpool moved into first place with 20 points from six wins, two draws, and one loss.
Aberdeen has two wins, one draw, five losses, and seven points.
Liverpool lined up in a 4-3-3 formation. Alisson Becker started in goal, with Virgil van Dijk-Ibrahima Konate-Kostas Chimikas-Trent Alexander-Arnold forming the back four. Dominik Soboslaj-Alexis McAllister-Ryan Hrabenbergh will hold down the midfield, while Luis Dias-Mohamed Salah-Diogo Jota will attack.
Everton start in a 4-4-1-1 formation. Jordan Pickford gets the goalkeeping gloves, with James Tarkowski, Ashley Young, Vitaliy Mikolenko, and Jared Branson in the back four. Dwight McNeill, Amadou Onana, Jack Harrison, and James Garner in the midfield. Dominic Calvert-Lewin starts up front with Abdoulaye Doucoure as the second striker.
Liverpool pushed Everton hard from the start. In the 11th minute, the Reds launched a sharp counterattack, with Young making an exquisite tackle to deny Diaz.
In the 26th minute, Salah fired a mid-range shot that went just over the bar.
In the 36th minute of the first half, Young was shown a yellow card. Young was cautioned for a rough tackle on Diaz outside the penalty box. Young had already been cautioned in the 18th minute for breaking up a Diaz counterattack. He was sent off in the early going.
With the numerical advantage, Liverpool pounded Everton but couldn’t find the back of the net and the first half ended 0-0.
Everton took off Harrison and McNeil for Michael Keane and Nathan Paterson at the start of the second half.
Liverpool had a golden opportunity in the 29th minute. A cross from Lewis in the penalty box found the hands of Keane. The 토토사이트 referee awarded a penalty after VAR. Salah stepped up to take the spot kick and slotted it home.
In the 45+7th minute of the second half, Salah did it again. On the counter-attack, he received a pass from Nunez and calmly slotted home.
Liverpool defended the scoreline the rest of the way and ended the game 2-0.