Top African Footballer Breaks Premier League Record After Scoring For Liverpool

Top African Footballer Breaks Premier League Record After Scoring For Liverpool

  • Mohamed Salah was among the goalscorers as Liverpool stunned Norwich City 3-0 in their Premier League opener
  • The goal meant the 29-year-old has now scored in each of Liverpool's season opener since joining them five years ago from Roma
  • The record was previously held by Teddy Sheringham who scored four times on the spin between 1992 and 1995 for Nottingham Forest and Tottenham

Mohamed Salah has become the first player in Premier League history to score on the opening day of the season for five consecutive years.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring the third goal during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on August 14, 2021 in Norwich, England. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Mohamed Salah was among the goalscorers as Liverpool stunned Norwich City 3-0 in their Premier League opener. Photo by John Powell.
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The Egyptian was among the goalscorers during Liverpool's campaign opener against newly-promoted side Norwich City on Saturday, August 14.

Since joining Liverpool from Roma in 2017, Salah has scored in each of the Reds' league opener.

The 29-year-old made continued his unbelievable goalscoring record on Saturday, August 14, as Liverpool took on the Canaries at Carrow Road as he scored his side's third goal in their 3-0 comfortable win.

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His sensational record means he has now surpassed the record previously held by Teddy Sheringham.

The Premier League legend scored in four consecutive seasons between 1992 and 1995, with the first coming for Nottingham Forest.

He went on to replicate the same three times while turning out for Tottenham Hotspur.

Salah equalled that record during the 2020/21 season in Liverpool's 4-3 thrilling win over Leeds before surpassing it against Norwich.

The Egypt international provided three assists for the first two goals scored by Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino, before he got his name with the third in the 74th minute.

The goal was his 98th in the English topflight league, with only two of those coming with Chelsea during his brief stint with the Stamford Bridge dwellers.

Highflying Liverpool destroy Norwich

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Liverpool have started the new Premier League season on a flying note with a commanding 3-0 win over Norwich on Saturday evening, August 14.

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Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah all found the back of the net to hand the Reds a stunning start to the season with the crucial three points.

But Jurgen Klopp's side had to work hard for the victory as Norwich started on a blazing note - dominating possession in the early exchanges.

Chelsea, Manchester United, Everton have all made great start to the season, while Arsenal failed in their opener.

Source: Legit

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