Liverpool took the lead on two occasions at Anfield, but were forced to settle for a point during a breathless encounter with reigning champions Manchester City
The Reds took the lead twice at Anfield, only to be pegged back on both occasions by the champions with the spoils ultimately shared.
After being overrun in the first half, the hosts came out of the blocks quickly after the break- and took the lead when Sadio Mane slotted home from a Salah through ball.
Phil Foden then equalised before Salah went from creator to scorer with a striker that will likely be in the reckoning for goal of the season come next May.
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Out of nothing, the Egyptian glided past three City defenders and fired into past Ederson to send the home fans into raptures.
But once again, their lead lasted only a matter of minutes with Kevin De Bruyne’s shot finding the back of the net virtue of a deflection off Joel Matip.
Fabinho could have won the game in the closing stages, but with the ‘keeper stranded, Rodri made a goal saving tackle to preserve City’s parity.
The result ensures that Chelsea will go into the second international break of the season top of the Premier League, but Salah is confident his side will be the ones that eventually lead the way.
Posting on social media, the forward said: “We really wanted to win this one but we’re still in the game. We’re going for the title and we have what it takes.”
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accepted that a draw was probably the fair result having seen his side under the cosh during the opening 45 minutes.
“Quite an exciting game, with two obviously completely different halves,” Klopp said. “Thank God that there were two halves today because the first half was obviously exactly like you shouldn’t do it against City and the second half was exactly like you should do it against City.
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“Four goals obviously happened in the second half but in the first half I can’t remember a chance from us, if I’m right.
“So I was really happy about the half-time whistle so that we could adjust a few things.”
On Salah’s goal, the German added: “The second goal, only the best players in the world score goals like this.
“The first touch, the first challenge he wins, then going there, putting it on the right foot and then finishing the situation off like he did…absolutely exceptional.
“Because this club never forgets anything, people will talk about this goal for a long, long time and in 50 or 60 years when they remember this game. It was a really good one.”