Liverpool made the breakthrough in the 36th minute - and the identity of the scorer came as no surprise.
Salah collected the ball on the right corner of the area as he steadied himself to curl a magnificent effort into the top corner beyond the reach of goalkeeper Alisson.
The Egyptian didn't celebrate due to his respect for his former club, but Anfield went wild as the ball hit the back of the net.
Things got even better for Liverpool just before the break.
Salah plucked the ball and layed it on to Roberto Firmino, who used his strength to retain possession before sliding a pass through for Salah to run onto.
The winger used his pace to meet it and then deftly dinked the ball over the advancing Alisson to guide the goal into the corner and send Anfield into bedlam.
Salah now has 43 goals and counting for the season. Watch the Egyptian's strikes below.
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