Big Match

Salah does more than score

Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (right) and Bayern Munich's Brazilian defender Rafinha (left) vie for the ball during the Uefa Champions League, last 16, second leg football match Bayern Munich v Liverpool, on March 13, 2019.
Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (right) and Bayern Munich's Brazilian defender Rafinha (left) vie for the ball during the Uefa Champions League, last 16, second leg football match Bayern Munich v Liverpool, on March 13, 2019. PHOTO: AFP

Reds forward enduring six-game drought but played part in 29 goals; Mane is new key man

It felt like a role reversal. As Liverpool scored the third goal that sealed a famous 3-1 Champions League last-16 second-leg victory over Bayern Munich on Wednesday, Mohamed Salah crossed and Sadio Mane finished.

Mane has emerged as this season's main man. Salah is in his longest drought in a Liverpool shirt.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2019, with the headline 'Salah does more than score'. Print Edition | Subscribe