After a goalless first half, the game rose to life after the break with people inside Anfield Stadium delivering a breathtaking display of attacking football.
Despite the visitors’ dominance before the break, Sadio Mane opened the scoring for Liverpool, leaving home after being played smartly by Salah.
City then responded just 10 minutes later with the brilliant Phil Foden going back with an equalizer arrow in the bottom corner of the net.
With both teams active, the game turned into a classic and Salah put Liverpool back forward with a stunning solo goal.
The Egyptian displayed his world-class ability, passing several City defenders before firing a left-footed shot in front of goalkeeper Ederson.
“I’ll have to watch it to see it,” Salah said with a smile in an interview with Sky Sports after the game. “I think it would be more special if we won the game but that’s it. I think it was a good goal but there wasn’t much to say.”
Despite playing it himself, it was another special moment in Salah’s incredible Liverpool career, but it did not prove to be a winner, with City leveling for the second time five minutes later.
Kevin De Bruyne’s shot was deflected into the net off Joel Matip when Foden did a good job from the left wing.
The draw meant that neither side could drop Chelsea at the top of the table, with Liverpool in second place and City going into the international break in third.
Both the teams were full of praise for each other before kick-off but the game turned into a thrilling encounter in the second half.
City manager Pep Guardiola was furious on the sidelines when Liverpool player James Milner was not shown a second yellow card moments before Salah scored a goal.
Milner, who had already been cautioned, appeared to visit Foden, but escaped to the annoyance of the City bench, showing some leniency with referee Paul Tierney.
“It was a yellow card, it’s very clear,” Guardiola told Sky Sports after the game. “But it is Anfield like Old Trafford. In this situation, a City player will be sent.”
Earlier in the game, Milner had trapped Foden as the English forward burst into the box, but Tierney once again started to play.
Despite the controversy, the game will be remembered for the attacking skills of both sides and the incredible solo effort of Salah.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports after the game: “If Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo scores that goal, the whole world will say: ‘Yes, because they are world class’.”
“Mo Salah scored that goal because he’s world class. He’s one of the best players in the world. That’s it.”
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