Chelsea FC legend Frank Lampard Photo: BT Sport

Frank Lampard lavished praise on Mohamed Salah following his brilliant goal in Liverpool FC’s 5-0 win over FC Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The Reds took the lead early on thanks to Sadio Mane’s goal in the 25th minute in Portugal.

Salah then made it 2-0 to the visitors when he collected James Milner’s shot off the post and expertly controlled the ball before finishing to double the Reds’ lead.

Mane then made it 3-0 shortly after half-time, before Roberto Firmino scored his first of the night in the 69th minute to all but secure the Reds’ place in the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite club competition.

Mane then completed his hat-trick with a fine strike in the 85th minute to wrap up a dominant victory.

Former Chelsea midfielder Lampard was clearly impressed by the composure shown by Salah in front of goal and he heaped praise on the Egyptian at half-time following his strike.

Speaking during BT Sport’s coverage of the game, Lampard said of Salah’s goal: “If you do that in the playground, it doesn’t matter, because you’ve got that extra two or three seconds.

“You don’t do it [Salah’s skill for his goal] at this level unless you’re a top player.”

Liverpool FC will now switch their attentions back towards Premier League affairs and their home clash against West Ham United on 24 February at Anfield.

That means that the Reds have a full 10 days off to recover from a…

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