Mohamed Salah broke extra information on Saturday and climbed ever increased in Liverpool’s all-time goalscoring listing as he struck in opposition to Newcastle, beating two Anfield icons within the course of.
The Egpytian King has been the Reds’ supply boy this season as, though the staff as a complete has struggled, he has nonetheless managed to plunder targets up entrance.
Salah was second within the Premier League’s high scorer charts heading into Saturday afternoon’s conflict with the Magpies at Anfield, however closed the hole on Harry Kane  within the Golden Boot race as he struck with simply three minutes on the clock.
After a looking cross from Sadio Mane, the ball was flicked on by a Newcastle defender earlier than dropping at Salah’s toes along with his again to aim.
The 28-year-old used his physique and power fantastically to fend off a problem, earlier than turning on the spot and lashing a pointy end into the online – leaving Martin Dubravka helpless.
Extremely, it was Liverpool’s first first-half aim at Anfield THIS YEAR – ending maybe this Premier League season’s craziest statistic.
It was the primary time the champions scored a first-half aim at residence since December 27th, when Sadio Mane netted in a 1-1 draw with West Brom.
However the stats didn’t cease there, with Salah taking his tally to 20 league targets for the season.
It makes the Egyptian winger the first Liverpool participant within the membership’s historical past to achieve 20 targets in a season 3 times within the Premier League period.
Salah netted an unbelievable 32 targets in 2017-18 after which managed 22 in 2018-19. Former strikers Robbie Fowler and Luis Suarez are the one gamers to have achieved the feat twice.
The strike additionally takes Salah – who has 29 targets in all competitions this time period – to 123 targets in a Liverpool shirt, shifting him into the membership’s high 12 all-time goalscorers listing – stage with Dick Forshaw.
He wants simply SEVEN extra targets to maneuver into the highest ten – a sensational feat for a participant who hasn’t been on the membership for 4 years, but.
It was a big strike for Jurgen Klopp, too, with Salah’s aim in opposition to Newcastle the 250th Liverpool aim scored underneath German’s administration.
And the Reds additionally prolonged their run of scoring in consecutive residence matches in opposition to Newcastle, which now stands at 25 – a Premier League report.
Liverpool have additionally scored extra targets – now 105 – in opposition to the Magpies within the Premier League than in opposition to another staff.
Mohamed Salah season-by-season at Liverpool:
2017/18 – Apps: 52, Targets: 44, Assists: 16
2018/19 – Apps: 52, Targets: 27, Assists: 12
2019/20 – Apps: 48, Targets: 23, Assists: 13
2020/21 (to this point) – Apps: 46, Targets: 29, Assists: 4
And it was some aim, too, with Trevor Sinclair hailing Salah for his ‘instinctive’ end on talkSPORT, as we introduced you LIVE and EXCLUSIVE commentary from Anfield.
“It’s a incredible aim, and it simply exhibits Salah is an instinctive finisher,” stated the previous England winger.
“That wasn’t one thing they’d have labored on on the coaching floor, it was a hopeful ball and it simply landed on his toes, he’s present just a little little bit of particular person talent and power to carry the ball up and it was a splendid end, completely no probability for Dubravka.”