The only appearance for the 27-year-old this season remains a Carabao Cup appearance against Chelsea in late September and this could have given him a route back into the side as an alternative to Trent Alexander-Arnold. Having that game was very, very important and then the second half showed everything is fine.
But before his finish, defender Steve Cook nastily caught Salah on the Achilles.
And during his celebrations, Salah appeared to stare back at the culprit.
It was an act that Liverpool fans loved.
Things got worse for Cook, who scored an own goal to make it 3-0 to Liverpool.
Salah's hat-trick - the first by a Liverpool player in an away game since Luis Suarez against Cardiff in 2014 - takes him to 10 Premier League goals for the season so far, putting him joint-top of the scoring charts with Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Liverpool fans will now temporarily become Chelsea fans as they hope Pep Guardiola's side will drop points at Stamford Bridge.
Since Salah's arrival at Anfield he has been a phenomenon and his goals have helped Liverpool to not only remain unbeaten this season, but he also helped them reach the Champions League final last season.