Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah combined brilliantly for Liverpool‘s second goal against Southampton, breaking a long-standing Anfield record in the process.
Salah’s ninth Premier League goal of the season means he has scored the more goals for Liverpool in his first 12 appearances in the competition than any other player, surpassing Robbie Fowler on eight.
The 25-year-old Egyptian opened the scoring against the Saints with a well-struck finish from 20-yards before latching onto Coutinho’s astounding pass to double the lead and become the stand-alone top scorer in the Premier League so far.
His 14th in all competitions this season saw him pull one ahead of Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Alvaro Morata, who have all scored eight goals in the top flight so far this campaign.
The number 14 is also significant, as no Liverpool player has scored more than 14 goals in a season since Luis Suarez left the club.
Perhaps Salah could be the man to finally plug that huge gap which appeared when Suarez departed for Barcelona way back in 2014.
See Liverpool’s brilliantly executed second goal of the afternoon below.
Mo Salah is on 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/5ivLDcnC95
— Mo ⚽ (@MoApaydin) November 18, 2017
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