VIDEO: SALAH Scores an amazing goal against Maribor in the Champions League
The critics argued Liverpool had paid Roma well over the odds for a Chelsea reject in summer.
But as Kevin De Bruyne, Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku had already proved, being shown the door by Chelsea can ignite a career.
And Salah is on fire after a classy opener took his tally to 10 goals in 16 games this season.
Chuck in three assists and the Egyptian has easily doubled his value in the transfer market.
Thanks to him Liverpool will qualify for the Champions League group stages for the first time in nine years if they win in Sevilla in three weeks’ time.
Emre Can scored a fine second after he too fluffed a great headed chance. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain deserved to share the plaudits on only his second start for Liverpool.
FT: Liverpool 3-0 Maribor
Sevilla beat Spartak Moscow 2-1 in the other group game Wednesday.