Former Reds striker David N’Gog has compared his goal against Manchester United back in 2009 to the goal Mohamed Salah scored against the Red Devils last weekend.

The Reds defeated arch-rivals Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday thanks to goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah.

The club currently possess a 13-point lead at the top of the table with two games in hand.

Salah’s stoppage-time goal to secure the three points on Sunday against Manchester United was somewhat similar to the stoppage-time goal N’Gog scored during Liverpool’s 2-0 Premier League victory against the same opposition back in 2009.

To add to that, the celebration was also similar. Goalkeeper Alisson ran the full length of the pitch to celebrate with Salah, and former goalkeeper Pepe Reina did the same with N’Gog.

“It’s unbelievable how close it is,” N’Gog told Liverpoolfc.com.

“It’s different play of course – he has a longer run and he read it well against the defender.

“But that was in the last minute, against Man United, it’s brings back memories.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 19: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates his goal to make it 2-0 with Alisson Becker during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester United at Anfield on January 19, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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“I was at home but I was with my family as well. I saw the two goals and I was happy because it’s Liverpool and it’s really important this season.

“It was exciting. To be honest, at that time I was just watching, not thinking about the goal before.

“But when I saw the replay and saw it was similar – and the celebration, of course, with Alisson running. It was really, really funny to watch.”

When the goal was scored in the dying moments, many Liverpool supporters would have had flashbacks.

Everything about the moment was similar to the one back in 2009. The only difference was that Liverpool are now on top of the world and Manchester United are not.

Liverpool’s next Premier League clash is against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium come Thursday night.

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