Mohamed Salah, the star forward for Liverpool, had a night to remember as he reached a significant milestone in English football. The Egyptian striker netted his 200th goal in English football during Liverpool’s dominant 3-0 victory over Brentford at Anfield.
Salah showcased his clinical finishing skills by scoring two goals in the match. His first goal came in the 39th minute when he calmly slotted the ball into the back of the net from a pass by Darwin Nunez. This goal marked Salah’s ninth of the season. He didn’t stop there and went on to score his 10th goal of the campaign in the 62nd minute, heading in a cross from Kostas Tsimikas.
Liverpool’s win was further sealed by Diogo Jota, who unleashed a powerful strike to score the team’s third goal in the 74th minute. This victory extended Liverpool’s impressive home record, securing their sixth consecutive home league win this season under the guidance of manager Jurgen Klopp.
Brentford, despite causing problems for the hosts throughout the match, were unable to find the finishing touch needed to secure a historic fourth straight victory in the English top league. Their last win at Liverpool dates back to November 1937, highlighting the challenge they faced against the formidable Reds.
Liverpool did have two goals disallowed for offside, with VAR confirming that Nunez was marginally offside on both occasions. However, the Uruguayan forward made up for it by providing the assist for Salah’s exquisite finish.
With this win, Liverpool joined Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table, all three teams now boasting 27 points. The focus now shifts to the highly anticipated clash between Manchester City and Chelsea later on Sunday, which could potentially alter the league standings.