Mohamed Salah tackle: Liverpool forward lucky to escape red card for challenge on Danilo in Champions League, says Alan Brazil


Mohamed Salah tackle: Liverpool forward lucky to escape red card for challenge on Danilo in Champions League, says Alan Brazil

Alan Brazil believes Mohamed Salah was fortunate to escape a red card following his ‘assassin-like’ tackle on Porto’s Danilo.

During the closing stages of Liverpool’s 2-0 victory on Tuesday night, the Egyptian sent his studs into the defender’s shin but didn’t receive a booking – even after the incident was reviewed by the video assistant referee.

Salah was not even booked for the challenge

It means the forward avoids a ban for the second-leg, which along with their two-goal advantage, puts Liverpool firmly in control of the tie.

“Salah was very, very fortunate,” Brazil said. “That’s a red card in today’s game.

“You know when you go ‘ooh’ – you, know, he was just very assassin-like”