After matching Ian Rush and Steven Gerard's Champions League goalscoring record, Mohamed Salah has yet again entered the Premier League's record books with teammate Sadio Mane also doing same for their respective contribution in Saturday's win over Crystal Palace. The pair were on target as Liverpool hit Crystal Palace for three to climb to the top of the league table.
The Reds largely dominated the proceeding at Anfield from start to finish but did not get their breakthrough until the 43rd minute in the first half. Sadio Mane was the man to open. the scoring, turning the ball home for his 100th Premier League goal just a week after Salah reached the milestone. With the strike, the Senegalese attacker became the first player in the Premier League's history to score in nine successive games against a single club. So far, he has scored 10 goals against Crystal Palace across all competitions.
9 - Sadio Mané has scored in each of his last nine league appearances against Crystal Palace, the first player in @premierleague history to score in nine straight matches against a single side. Thanos. https://t.co/N1TFOJC84y— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 18, 2021
His feat was complimented by Mohamed Salah in the 78th minute with the Egyptian finding the back of the net with a superb volley from a Virgil van Dijk set piece. With the goal, the 29-year-old Egyptian has surpassed Mattew Le Tissier to occupy the 29th position on the all-time goalscorer's chart. He is now just Mo Salah is just three goals away from overtaking Didier Drogba as the highest scoring African player in Premier League history.
In the end, Naby Keita provided the finishing gloss for the Jurgen Klopp's side for his first goal of the season. So far, the Anfield outfit have managed 13 points from a possible 15 and are among the only three teams that are unbeaten in the Premier League so far.