Egyptian international Mohamed Salah was once again at his best for Liverpool as the forward scored his 39th goal of the season to book his side’s spot in the semi-final of the Champions League, Metro Sport reports.

The away goal at the Etihad put Liverpool beyond the reach of Manchester City in their quarter-final tie after a 3-0 result at Anfield last week.

Salah scored in the second half to stop City’s fightback in its tracks and send the travelling Liverpool fans into a frenzy.

The Egyptian celebrated coolly in front of his supporters, holding his arms out and staring at the chaos that had erupted in the away end.

He has become Liverpool’s new talisman this season after bagging a remarkable 39 goals in his debut campaign for the Reds.

The Liverpool supporters worship Salah and have come up with several songs to celebrate his genius. And when Salah was being interviewed on the pitch after the 2-1 win against City, he suddenly noticed the Liverpool fans were singing his song.

Salah momentarily ditches the interview to applaud the Liverpool fans and is completely distracted as the reporter tries to draw him back into the conversation.

But, when Salah did eventually tear himself away from the fans, he praised his team-mates.’They were pressing high and had lots of chances, so at the beginning, we struggled,’ Salah said.

‘But we came back and fought hard to get the result. I’ve changed my position many teams but we play as a team and everyone gives 100 percent.

‘We are happy with the result. I’ve said many times I play for the team and I try to score to help them win the game, that’s the most important thing for me.’

Liverpool must now wait to learn their semi-final opponent with the draw set to take place on Friday.

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