Mohamed Salah set a new Liverpool record in Premier League

November 13, 2023

Mohamed Salah’s brace in Liverpool’s 3-0 Premier League win over Brentford on Saturday added another chapter to the club’s history.

Mohamed Salah establishes a new Liverpool record in Premier League

The Reds had their 1-1 draw with Luton Town and their Thursday Europa League loss to Toulouse. Jurgen Klopp’s team needed to make amends in front of their home supporters.

Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Diogo Jota, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Cody Gakpo all started in an attack-minded XI. Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez are currently sidelined following injury.

Both teams had chances to break the deadlock early on, with Nunez having two strikes ruled out for offside and Bryan Mbeumo’s dinked effort failing to beat Alisson Becker.

Six minutes before halftime, however, Nunez turned provider to pick out Salah’s run in the right channel, and the Egyptian winger calmly found the far corner to put Liverpool ahead.

Mohamed Salah is constantly breaking records for Liverpool

Salah became the first Liverpool player in history to score in the first six home games of a new season. He has previously scored against West Ham, Bournemouth, Everton, Nottingham Forest, and Aston Villa.

The former Chelsea player has also scored or assisted in 15 straight Premier League games at Anfield. With 62 minutes remaining in the second half, Salah increased the hosts’ lead even further.

Following Tsimikas’s goalkeeping on the left, Salah found himself unmarked in the right side of the box. As a result, he casually headed in his 200th goal in English football.

Salah’s double-century began with a pair of goals during his disappointing time at Chelsea, and the 31-year-old has since totaled 198 in English football for Klopp’s side, who did not rest on their laurels after going two goals up.

Tsimikas provided his second assist of the afternoon in the 74th minute, when he laid off Jota on the left side of the box, and the Portugal international cut inside before unleashing a rocket into the far corner.

Van Dijk and Alisson had to make a couple of crucial defensive contributions in the dying minutes. However, Klopp’s side held on for a routine win, their ninth in nine home games to begin the 2023-24 season.

With multiple goals on Saturday, the Reds tied a club record by winning nine consecutive home games in all competitions while scoring at least twice on each occasion.

The Reds will be hoping to push that streak into double digits when LASK Linz visits Anfield on November 30. The only other Liverpool team to achieve this feat was Bob Paisley’s 1980 squad.

Prior to that Europa League match, Liverpool will face Man City at the Etihad Stadium after the international break, having drawn level on points with the champions while leapfrogging Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur with Saturday’s victory.