Half of Mohamed Salah’s bookings for Liverpool have come for one specific reason.
This Saturday saw the Reds defeat Crystal Palace and the Egyptian forward scored again.
His 78th minute strike was his fifth goal of the season and 130th since joining Jurgen Klopp’s side in 2017.
Salah took off his shirt and ran towards the corner to celebrate. He was then given a yellow card.
According to the Liverpool Echo, this is the third time the 29-year-old has been booked for offence of this type since moving to Merseyside.
Salah has only received six yellows in his whole time at the club, meaning half have come from his actions after scoring.
This happened in 2019 against Southampton. He made a spectacular solo run to claim a goal at St Marys, helping Liverpool win a 1-3 victory.
The next year, he did the same feat in a 2-0 win against Manchester United at Anfield.
Alisson made a brilliant pass and the winger caught it before beating David De Gea.
Speaking to LFCTV after the Palace game, Klopp said: “I remember the Manchester United one, I was close to pulling my shirt off that day.”
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Despite his topless celebrations, Salah is certainly best known for his goal scoring antics.
This two-time Golden Boot award winner has helped Liverpool achieve honours like the Premier League, and the Champions League.
His goal against Palace brought his league total to 101. 99 of these were with his current club.
To become the highest scoring player from Africa, he is only three goals behind Didier Droga.
LeBron and James were among the many who shared praises for Salah via social media. Basketball star posted a series clapping emojis that was followed by a love letter.
Meanwhile others described him as: “The best in the world.”