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No Goals, and No Time to Waste, for Mohamed Salah and Liverpool

Mar 03, 2019 - The New York Times

LIVERPOOL, England — Mohamed Salah has been here before. The edge of the opposition box, down Liverpool’s right-hand side, a defender snapping at his heels. A little burst of speed creates a touch, a glimmer of space. The ball is at his left foot. He touches it just a few inches in front of him.

Mohamed Salah has scored this goal before. He seemed to score this goal almost continually last season: opening his body out, wrapping his foot round the ball, generating enough whip to carry i...