Salah conjured up a magical display yesterday to keep the title challenge firmly in place.
Sadio Mane scored early in the second half before Salah unleashed a 30-yard classic to double the lead 8 minutes into the second half.
The Liverpool manager, are still in the title race and by beating a resurgent Chelsea moved to 85 points.
A points tally that in previous years would see them winning the title on 9 occasions.
The match didn’t get going until the 53rd minute. Virgil Van Diik was quick thinking and magically switched to play to the right flank.
Salah’s control of the ball was exquisite as he drifted past the Chelsea left back Emerson.
However, what came next was a sublime piece of skill which would have the judges for the next Ballon Dd’Or purr with delight.
The screamer which put The Reds 2-0 up made him joint top scorer in the Premier League with Sergio Aguero.
Kerip Arrizabalaga had no chance as the thunderbolt was unleashed before the Chelsea shot stopper had a chance to dive.
“Wow! Jurgen Klopp said simply, with a smile. “It blew me away”
The Liverpool manager shared the delight of the home crowd who were shocked at what they saw.
Race For The Title
The title race is turning out to be the best, the most exciting in Premier League history.
The result, might eclipse the final day of the 2012 season when Manchester United were pipped from glory by a wonderful strike by Sergio Aguero.
“Wonderful” said the Chelsea manager.
And while Salah tried to underplay it-it’s overall meaning cannot be underestimated.
Liverpool are playing like champions again and by adding grit to their game they might just do it and return the title to a city who haven’t seen domestic success in the form of the top tier title since 1990.