And with 28 Premier League goals to his name the Egyptian is four clear of Harry Kane in the race to finish as this season's leading scorer.
"We didn't play the way I want the players to play".
"Many times it is not so important what your plan is, no matter how hard you work on it, because a player like that can change it in an instant", he said.
They scored from both: Headers from Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic. Not without an unwelcome intrusion of logic, it seems.
"Do I still have the matchball?"
Roberto Firmino was the other player to get on the score sheet as Salah assisted the Brazilian's goal to cap off a brilliant day. "We have had a difficult run of games and not got any points", Hodgson said.While Palace remain hopeful of retaining their lucrative top-flight berth, bottom-of-the-table West Bromwich Albion seem destined for relegation after an agonising 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth. Cenk Tosun netted twice for Everton at Stoke, which had Charlie Adam dismissed for a lunge on Wayne Rooney. "The lads put in a great shift today", Tomkins said.
Salah also created another goal for Roberto Firmino in a devastating display amid snow flurries and freezing conditions at Anfield. Even Barcelona's Lionel Messi.
Klopp admits that Salah's progression has earned him the right to be compared to Messi.
Salah is close to recreating the magic effect the Uruguayan had over the team when they almost won the league in 2013-14 and he is just three away from Suarez's total of 31 league goals in a single season, having already taken his tally in all competitions to 36. The German has been actively working on this and filling in every loophole he sees. Scroll down below to see the best of posts about the win! I must, first, apologise to men such as Alan Hansen, Phil Thompson, Roger Hunt, Rushie, Michael Owen, Xabi Alonso and Luis Suarez that I couldn't fit them in!
Salah's second hat-trick came in a match between Roma against Bologna in 2016, as part of the Italian Serie A season 2016-2017, granting Roma a 3-0 win.
Liverpool signed Andrew Robertson in the summer, but Alberto Moreno was the starting left-back to begin the season.