Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain lauds ‘unusual’ Salah finish vs. Bournemouth

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In becoming the highest goalscoring African in an English top-flight campaign, the summer signing converted with his head

Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has described Mohamed Salah’s goal against Bournemouth as ‘unusual’.

The forward scored his 30th English Premier League goal of the season when he doubled the Reds’ lead in Saturday’s 3-0 win over the Cherries and to achieve the feat, he scored a spectacular header.

In the 69th minute, youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold picked the run of the Egypt international with a lovely cross and the diminutive forward converted past Asmir Begovic with his head.

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"First and foremost, the ball from Trent was outstanding; another unbelievable performance from him again,” Oxlade-Chamberlain told club website.

"But the finish from Mo was a bit of an unusual one for him and one that maybe took everyone by surprise.

"It proves that he can do that. I think I can remember him scoring one away at Leicester earlier in the season and that surprised me at the back post, seeing the little man get up and score a header.

"[The] finish was up there with some of the very best headers of a ball in the world. It was a great finish.

"He could have had a few today but he kept going and kept going and got his goal in the end. I'm sure he'll keep doing that for the rest of the season."

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Salah has now scored 40 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions this season.

 

 

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