Mohamed Salah has cemented his place in Liverpool's history books after becoming the club's highest goal scorer in the Premier League. The Egypt international scored his 129th top-flight goal for the Reds against Manchester United on Sunday, taking him to the summit as the club's most prolific player in the division.
The outstanding achievement came in Salah's 205th appearance for Liverpool, where he scored twice in the team's sensational 7-0 win over their fierce rivals Manchester United. He surpassed Robbie Fowler's record of 128 Premier League goals across his two spells at Liverpool, with Steven Gerrard in third place with 120 goals. Michael Owen remains in fourth position on the list having netted 118 times in the league, while Sadio Mane's tally of 90 sits him fifth.
After breaking the record, Salah said, "It's very special, I can't lie. This record was in my mind since I came here. I think after my first season, I was always chasing that record. To beat it today against United with that result is unbelievable. I'm going home to celebrate with the family, have a chamomile tea, and sleep."
Salah opened his Premier League account for Liverpool at Watford in August 2017 after completing a transfer to the club from AS Roma earlier that summer. He scored a total of 32 goals in the division during that debut 2017-18 campaign, winning the Golden Boot for the first of three occasions to date. In the 2019-20 season, he registered 19 of his top-flight goals to help Jurgen Klopp's side clinch the Reds' first championship success in 30 years.
Salah's phenomenal goal-scoring record for Liverpool in the Premier League has undoubtedly established him as a club legend and a key player for the Reds. Fans around the world have celebrated his remarkable achievement and look forward to seeing what he can accomplish in the future.