By Dominic King for the Daily Mail
Published: 21:51 BST, 31 March 2019 | Updated: 00:41 BST, 1 April 2019
It was a day that had gone like most days have gone during the past two months: Mohamed Salah taking shots but failing to find the target.
He has been chasing history since February 9 – the chance to become the quickest Liverpool striker to reach 50 league goals – and, watching him closely, you can see it has been preying on his mind. A man who always had an extra second last season now seems to be rushing his lines.
You saw it at Everton at the beginning of this month; then again at Fulham two weeks ago. The Egyptian has seemed blinkered when racing towards goal, taking on shots that he wouldn’t normally take and overlooking better placed team-mates.
Mohamed Salah played a key part as Toby Alderweireld scored an own goal late on
For much of the second half against Tottenham, tension seemed to grip Salah. When put through by Roberto Firmino in the 59th minute, Anfield implored him to usher in Sadio