Mohamed Salah becomes the fastest Liverpool player to reach 20 Premier League goals after brilliant brace in draw with Tottenham



Mohamed Salah's brace against Tottenham saw him become the fastest Liverpool player to score 20 goals in the Premier League. The Egyptian capitalised on a mistake from Eric Dier to open the scoring in the first half and reach 20 league goals for the season after just 25 games. That means he has bested the 27-match record that was held by both Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge. Only two Reds have hit the milestone quicker in the history of the English top flight, Fred Pagnam doing so in 23 games in 1915 and Ronald Orr in 24 games in 1909. In terms of the modern Premier League era Salah now ranks fourth all-time for goals scored in the first 25 Premier League matches for a club, tied with the Newcastle duo Alan Shearer and Les Ferdinand. Sunderland's Kevin Phillips holds that record with 24 goals, followed by Newcastle's Andy Cole on 22 goals. Salah has been one of the signings of the season, contributing 28 goals and nine assists in 34 appearances in all competitions since joining from Roma in the summer.


 

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