Sadio Mane's simple header from Jordan Henderson's inch-perfect cross put Jurgen Klopp's team ahead, before Salah's thundering 25-yard drive just two minutes later ensured Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League table.
The Senegal worldwide is only one goal behind Salah and Aguero in the scorers' standings. His touch has been off and his decision-making sometimes poor, despite his impressive goal tally this season.
Salah then struck Liverpool's second of the game with a rocket shot that soared well beyond the reach of Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Chelsea goal. And I don't want to minimise that but I loved the first goal exactly the same. After some underwhelming performances, the Reds look to be hitting their best form of the season at just the right time and there is a very real chance they could potentially go all the way.
With City beating Crystal Palace 3-1 earlier, Liverpool stayed two points clear of the defending champions having played one game more. "Why, do they win the league if they beat Chelsea ".
"A really, really, good goal from our side".
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Liverpool are only four wins from their first league title since 1990 should City slip up in any of their remaining five matches.
"The biggest challenge for us is always facing the world outside - you [journalists] and other people - because we don't think like that", he added.
"To face Liverpool is going to be hard for us but every game now is hard".
"If, for example, City lose and we know it five minutes before our game, somebody tells us, 'City lost, ' that's not a help". If not then we can not change it.
"But a club like Chelsea, it shouldn't matter how good you're playing, you've got to be winning games, and you can't be losing games like this".
However, during the dying embers of the first half a costly Gerrard slip allowed Demba Ba to score the opening goal.