In the 26th round, Mohamed Salah scored a brace in Liverpool’s 7-0 win over Manchester United, setting a new record for the most goals scored by a Liverpool player in the English Premier League.
In the 66th minute, Scott McTominay’s intercepted ball accidentally turned into an assist for Salah, who scored a one-touch right-footed volley close to the Man Utd goal.
In the 83rd minute, from a scrappy play in Man Utd’s penalty area, Luke Shaw’s poor clearance allowed the Egyptian star to score and increase Liverpool’s lead to 6-0.
Salah celebrated his first goal calmly with both hands up, but after scoring his second goal, he took off his shirt, jumped up, and punched the air before running to the corner of the stands to share his joy with the fans.
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These were goals number 128 and 129, helping Salah surpass Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler as the club’s all-time top scorer in the English Premier League. He reached 129 goals in just 205 games, while Fowler needed 266 games to score 128 goals.
Salah also became the first Liverpool player to score in six consecutive matches against Manchester United across all competitions, with a total of nine goals.
After the game, Salah said becoming Liverpool’s top scorer “has always been on my mind” since he joined the club, and this was one of the best days of his life. He also said he couldn’t pick a favorite goal among his 129 goals for Liverpool in the English Premier League.
Manager Jurgen Klopp praised his player, calling Salah “a special player,” and said his record of 129 goals was “absolutely crazy.” Klopp also highlighted Salah’s two assists in the game, which helped Cody Gakpo and Roberto Firmino scored the other goals.
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Salah’s contribution to Liverpool’s 33 goals in all competitions this season, including 22 goals and 11 assists, makes him the first player in five of Europe’s top leagues to reach 20 goals and 10 assists in the 2022-2023 season.
The win against Manchester United propelled Liverpool to fifth place in the league with 42 points, just three points behind Tottenham and with a game in hand. Salah and his teammates will play away against Bournemouth next.
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