But just three minutes later Salah netted his third Premier League goal of the season, rifling low under Pope with a fierce low drive.
It's awesome just how much Deja vu one football team can cause but once again Liverpool pulled out their usual trick.
Burnley would revert to a back six when Liverpool had possession, with Robbie Brady and Johann Berg Gudmundsson dropping to support their full-backs.
They're heading to Anfield to take on Liverpool later.
It was not for lack of trying as Liverpool fired in 30 more shots than Burnley in the contest, but only once found the back of the net.
"Overall, you are expecting more". He goes in between; it was a bouncing ball, they are quicker and they are more used to these situations, they do it more often.
This won't be the last time Liverpool dominate a match only to be undermined by shoddy defending. The Brazilian tried to force through a transfer to Barcelona but was unsuccessful and alienated himself from his team and fans little while doing it.
It's deja vu for Liverpool once again on Saturday. If anything, he was trying too hard to repay that support, often forcing the issue too much. He didn't play the ball.
This was the 17th occasion when Sadio Mane has been unavailable for selection since his arrival last summer.
The Clarets batted back wave upon wave of intricate Liverpool attacks.
West Brom's former England midfielder Gareth Barry became the first EPL player to start 600 games. While both goals were the result of being in the right place at the right time, this is a very useful trait for a footballer to possess.
After having surgery on his shoulder earlier this week, Tom Heaton will be replaced in goal by Nick Pope. "The 6'3" Kiwi has two goals in two appearances this season, and the Liverpool defence has always struggled against tall, bulky strikers.
They're equal on points - but Burnley's smashing their away games at the minute.
Wood, who justified his club record signing by scoring in each of his first two EPL matches for Burnley, didn't manage a shot on goal at Anfield.