Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah has reached 150 direct goal involvements in the Premier League, becoming the third-fastest player to do so.
Salah, who already had 11 league goals for the season heading into Saturday’s game with Southampton at Anfield, squared for Diogo Jota to make it 2-0 to Liverpool in the 32nd minute.
It was Jota’s second goal of the encounter, with the Portugal forward having put the Reds in front inside two minutes, and came after Salah himself had curled just wide, with Sadio Mane also having had a goal disallowed.
Thiago Alcantara then made it 3-0 to Liverpool before the break to put Jurgen Klopp’s team in complete control.
By setting up Jota’s goal, Salah moved onto 42 assists across his Premier League career, which combined with 108 goals took him to the 150 goal involvements landmark.
The Egypt forward has achieved that feat in just 171 games, with only Alan Shearer (148) and Thierry Henry (163) reaching the milestone in fewer appearances.
Salah’s assist was a 25th direct goal involvement across all competitions this term (17 goals, eight assists), more than double that of any other Premier League player as it stood.
Liverpool then made it 4-0 early in the second half when Virgil van Dijk converted from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner.
150 – Mohamed Salah has now been directly involved in 150 Premier League goals in his 171 games in the competition (108 goals, 42 assists) – only Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry reached 150 goal involvements in fewer games than the Egyptian. Elite. #LIVSOU pic.twitter.com/T1KJD6gfUU
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 27, 2021