To start with a bit of an understatement, December was a busy month. The Reds played 5 Premier League matches (winning them all), 1 do-or-die Champions League match (which they won), and 2 Club World Cup matches (winning both and taking home the silvery thing at the end). There was also the matter of playing babies against Aston Villa in the League Cup quarterfinal, if we want to get technical about things (and props to Villa for putting up more of a fight against our kids than the Ev).
To make another understatement, December was also a busy goal scoring month. Across the four competitions, the Reds netted a total of 20 times while conceding only 3 goals (in competitions that they actually cared about).
So when it came to voting for the best goal of the month, there were many quality choices for Liverpool fans. However, the one that stood out the most to fans was Mohamed Salah’s right-footed effort from the tightest of angles against Salzburg. The goal came after a frustrating day at the office for Mo, but he took the difficult effort well. The ball—struck with his weaker foot—was always curling away from goal, but he managed to sneak it into the far corner of the empty net, making the score 2-0 to the visiting Reds. The goal was the second in as many minutes, and helped to secure advancement out of the Champions League Group Stages.
Salah was also fifth on the list of goals of the month, earning further recognition from his winning strike against Watford, also coincidentally with his right foot. The rest of the Top 5 is as follows: 4th, Roberto Firimino’s Club World Cup winning goal against Flamengo; 3rd, Divock Origi’s customary Christmas gift to The Ev; and 2nd, Trent Alexander-Arnold’s final nail in the coffin against Leicester City.
We are only two games and three goals into this month, but the lads in Red will have to come up with something truly inspired to beat Curtis Jones’ phenomenal winning goal against Everton in the FA Cup. However, I trust this group of players to at the very least create a few more special moments between now and February, if not give Jones a run for his money.