Mohamed Salah emerges fastest Liverpool player to net 50 EPL goals after 69 games

Mohamed Salah emerges fastest Liverpool player to net 50 EPL goals after 69 games

- Mohamed Salah returned to goal scoring form for Liverpool on Friday, April 5

- The Egyptian star has struggled in front of goal without scoring since February 2019

- Salah's goal against Southampton was his 50th EPL goal for the Reds after 69 matches

Mohamed Salah has set a new Liverpool record after returning to goal scoring form for the Jurgen Klopp tutored-side on Friday, April 5, at St. Mary Stadium.

Ahead of Southampton game, the Egyptian star has struggled in front of goal without scoring since February, which incidentally is Salah’s longest spell without a goal for the Kop side.

However, after netting Liverpool’s second goal in the 3-1 win over Southampton, Salah took his total Premier League goals to 50 strikes for the Reds.

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The performance of the Egyptian international means Salah is now the fastest Liverpool player in the club’s record books to reach 50 Premier League goals mark, after 69 matches, three games less than the number Fernando Torres needed to achieve the feat.

Interestingly, the Egyptian forward is now third on the list of Premier League most potent forward behind the duo of Alan Shearer and Ruud van Nistelrooy at 66 and 68 goals respectively.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Liverpool beat Southampton 3-1 in a tough game at St Mary's Stadium on Friday night, April 5, to keep their hopes of winning the 2018/19 Premier League title alive.

But the Reds had to come back from a goal down before condemning their hosts to their 16th defeat this season in the Premier League.

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Southampton scored their goal in the 9th minute through Shane Long off an assist by Pierre Hojbjerg after Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk failed to clear the ball from danger.

However, Liverpool made sure they scored before the half time break after Naby Keita levelled scores from an assist by Trent Alexander Arnold.

In the 80th minute, Salah dribbled his way from his half to put Liverpool in lead, before Jordan Henderson scored third goal for Liverpool in the 86th minute with Brazilian star Roberto Firmino credited with the assist.

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