Mohamed Salah made history during the chaotic second half of Liverpool’s thumping of Manchester United.
The Egyptian attacker became Liverpool’s all-time leading Premier League scorer with his goal, which gave the Reds a six-goal lead and helped them to a 7-0 triumph.
In 205 league games for Liverpool, Salah scored his 128th and 129th goals on Sunday.
Salah even succeeded in surpassing the figure referred to as “God” in the eyes of Reds supporters with his two goals versus United.
Robbie Fowler has been eclipsed by Salah as Liverpool’s all-time leading Premier League scorer. What a fitting place for him to achieve it—against United at Anfield.
In the 66th minute, he finished off a quick counterattack by slamming a high finish past David de Gea for his first goal and Liverpool’s fourth, making him the first Liverpool player to score against United in six straight games across all competitions.
On 83 minutes, he scrambled to score to secure the scoring record and his 10th Premier League goal versus United, more than any other player.
Erik ten Hag claims that his team “lost our heads” in the beating at Anfield.
Salah has been United’s number one enemy for a while now, surpassing Steven Gerrard, who scored eight goals in the Premier League against the team from Old Trafford, with his 10 goals against them. Salah has so solidified his status as a contemporary Liverpool legend.
In the Premier League, he has scored against 26 different teams, including nine goals against Watford, nine against West Ham, and eight against Bournemouth.
Nonetheless, Salah has scored more league goals than any other player against Manchester United. It makes sense why both club icons and supporters like him.
Athlete Goals seconds per goal
65 121 Fernando Torres
Mohammed Salah scored 129.
50 136 Daniel Sturridge
69 139 Michael Owen 118 143 Luis Suarez
Salah has “been great for this club,” according to former Liverpool player and manager Graeme Souness on Sky Sports.
“He is the most avaricious striker I have ever encountered, but all great strikers are. a model citizen.
“Getting a goal scorer is difficult, but he is a natural. He must be a pleasure to work with, and having players like that in your locker room gives you a big advantage.
Salah has occasionally appeared below average this season as a result of Liverpool’s lackluster league performance and the absence of his longtime striking partner Sadio Mane, who left for Bayern Munich last summer.
Even though he has scored 11 goals and assisted on seven more thus far in the Premier League, Sunday served as a timely reminder of the player’s abilities.
Another former Liverpool player, Jamie Carragher, told Sky Sports, “I never worry about Salah. “He is a tremendous goal scorer, but every now and then he goes a few games without scoring.
He plays at a faster pace and with more enthusiasm during major games. One of the best attacking players the Premier League has ever seen, he has been a revelation.
Liverpool has returned to the Champions League qualifying battle with a bang after an impressive run of league play that included four victories in five games, 13 goals scored, and zero goals allowed. With one game remaining, they are currently in fourth place, three points behind Tottenham.
Salah will be essential if Liverpool is to make a comeback in the top tier of European play, according to manager Jurgen Klopp.
After United’s crushing, Klopp commented, “One hundred and twenty-nine goals is absurd. “Such an astounding quantity. He’s a unique player.
“We admire him now, but when we look back, we’ll say, yeah, we saw something really amazing.”
“Winning a game like that is incredibly special,” Salah said to Sky Sports. To remain modest and succeed in our games, we must. We’re hoping it will give us a strong push.
He stated of his goal total: “It’s pretty special. I am not a liar. It is astonishing that they did it today against Manchester United.
Salah’s answer to the question of which of those 129 goals was his favorite epitomized his effort to allay any concerns about his abilities as well as his dedication to Liverpool.