Gerrard reveals why he’s surprised Salah didn’t celebrate against Roma

Mohamed Salah chose not to celebrate his brace against Roma in the first leg of Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final clash on Tuesday night.

The Egyptian king left the Serie A giants for the Anfield club in the summer, putting pen to paper with Liverpool in a deal worth £35million.

When he scored against Chelsea earlier in the season he refused to celebrate out of respect for his former employees, and did the same thing twice on Tuesday night.

Salah was instead seen holding his hands out in front of him as his Liverpool team-mates dived all over him and celebrated his goals passionately.

Speaking in the BT Sport studio after the game Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, and Gerrard discussed Salah’s brilliance in netting a brace and assisting two more goals in the 5-2 win.

Lineker then said: "Equally impressive was that it must have been so difficult not to celebrate in the semi-final of the Champions League and out of respect, obviously for Roma, he didn’t."

Lampard replied: "Fair play, I like that."

The studio then turned towards Gerrard to see what the Liverpool legend made of Salah opting against celebrating. And it seems that while the Reds Champions League winner wasn’t against it, he was surprised Salah was able to resist.

"Inside he must have been bursting to go crazy," said Gerrard.

Liverpool will take on Roma again in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final next week, where they will be hoping to kill the tie off with an early away goal.

Roma meanwhile, who pulled off a remarkable turn around against Barcelona in their quarter-final clash with the Catalan giants, will be hoping lightening can strike twice.

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