It was a devastatingly effective attack that was ultimately ruled out by the narrowest of offside.
This made fans wonder why VAR decisions with offside shouldn’t be clear and obvious like with penalties.
Despite the decision, pundits Peter Crouch and Joe Cole praised the preparation play for the unauthorized goal.
Cole said it was an example of how good Liverpool are at his side and praised the finish from Salah, who bounced off the goalkeeper after first touching the ground.
He said: “When you play for Liverpool and you have that quality you can do things with nothing.
“They were poor, Liverpool, but it’s delicious, it’s divine. The finish, he carries the goal, it’s on his weak foot, and he hit it to the ground, Salah, and you can’t ignore the fact, a player of his quality, I think he the did it on purpose. ”
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Crouch agreed and argued that this was an example of the difference between Liverpool and teams like Brighton, who had performed well up to this point, but another day, could have been late.
He said: ” Don’t put it beyond Salah for doing it on purpose. Here is the difference.
“Brighton did all they could against a top team here, and a moment like that, and they could be dead and buried. “