Remember when people said Mohamed Salah was out of form? Liverpool’s Egyptian king may have started this season slowly by his standards, but he’s certainly on top form now.
Salah struck his sixth goal in his last seven games as the Reds won 3-0 against Watford on Saturday afternoon , and he’s now scored six goals in three appearances against the Hornets, who have become his favourite opponents.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino added more goals as Jurgen Klopp’s side stayed in second place in the table, despite a late red card for Jordan Henderson when the score was at 2-0.
But it was what Salah did after he scored his goal that caught the eye.
The Egyptian tucked the ball through Ben Foster’s legs from Sadio Mane’s pull back midway through the second half, and then produced a celebration that we’ve not seen from him before.
He put his two hands in front of his face and gestured towards the crowd.
And if you thought you’d seen that celebration before then you have, from none other than Sergio Ramos.
Salah’s nemesis – who was in the news yesterday when Football Leaks made doping allegations against him – usually does the same thing when he scores, and fans immediately spotted the comparison.
Most of them decided that Salah was taking the mickey out of the Spanish international and rushed to Twitter to say so.
Salah’s celebration mocking Ramos? pic.twitter.com/hBOivFIJVp
— LFC Globe (@LFCGlobeUK) November 24, 2018
Did Mo Salah actually mock Sergio Ramos’ celebration here? pic.twitter.com/yE98XrTN4X
— Did It Cross The Line? (@diditcross) November 24, 2018
Salah has done Ramos Celebration pic.twitter.com/0yIIFBRtGJ
— Prashant Uprety (@Prashantuprety8) November 24, 2018
Salah done the Sergio Ramos celebration ah
— – (@LFCBen_) November 24, 2018
Was Salah mugging off Ramos with that celebration?!
— AnfieldEcho (@Anfield_Echo) November 24, 2018
Salah doing the Ramos celebration? pic.twitter.com/i5ipyMFGwy
— Jay (@SilkySadioV2) November 24, 2018
Salah doing Ramos’ celebration is GOLD
— TME (@red_TME) November 24, 2018
Salah did the Ramos celebration HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA
— Adil (@AdilPRS) November 24, 2018
Liverpool’s players haven’t been shy to criticise Ramos following his actions in last May’s Champions League final against the Reds, with both Dejan Lovren and Virgil van Dijk both hitting out at him .
Salah also publicly snubbed him at the FIFA Best awards .
Was he mocking the Real Madrid captain here though? or was it all a coincidence?