Mohamed Salah set another Premier League record with his team’s 3-1 victory over West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.
With the victory over the Hammers, Jurgen Klopp’s men extended their winning streak in all competitions to six games, with the Egyptian opening the goal for the hosts.
Salah’s goal came in the first 20 minutes of the game, when Luis Diaz delivered into the box, and the 31-year-old took possession of the ball and raced towards the net.
The winger’s momentum was interrupted by West Ham’s Nayef Aguerd, who hauled down the Liverpool player, giving Klopp’s side the opportunity to take the lead from 12 yards early on.
Salah scored from the penalty spot, sending Hammers goalkeeper Alphonse Areola the wrong way, giving Liverpool the lead after 16 minutes.
The former Chelsea player became the only player in Premier League history to score or assist in 12 straight games twice.
Salah makes another Premier League Record
Salah first accomplished the feat between August and December 2021, when the Merseysiders finished second, one point behind winners Manchester City.
This time around, the Egyptian has scored 12 goals in a row spanning multiple campaigns, the first of which was a penalty in a 4-3 win over Tottenham Hotspur on April 30.
Liverpool is unbeaten in those 12 games, winning nine and drawing three, and the Reds are currently six games unbeaten at the start of the 2023-24 season.
Salah has already broken a number of Premier League records, including breaking Didier Drogba’s 104-goal record to become the best-scoring African player in the English top division.
After Salah scored from the penalty spot against West Ham, Jarrod Bowen equalized late in the first half for the visitors, but goals from Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota ensured Klopp’s men took all three points.
Liverpool have won six consecutive games since a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea at the start of the season, including a 3-1 victory against Austrian outfit LASK in their first Europa League game on Thursday.
The Reds are presently second in the Premier League standings after earning 16 points from their opening six games, just two points behind Man City, who still have an unblemished record.
When Liverpool travel to North London to face Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, Salah will be seeking to extend his league scoring streak to 13 games.