Mohamed Salah reaches 50 goals for Liverpool with Red Star brace
- Published on Oct 25, 2018
- Mohamed Salah reached 50 goals for Liverpool after scoring a brace against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday night.
Salah notched his half-century for the club in just 65 games, making him the quickest Reds player to reach the milestone, as Jurgen Klopp's side secured a 4-0 victory in Group C of the Champions League.
After scoring just before half-time with his right foot, the Egyptian scored his 50th goal for the Reds from the penalty spot with his favoured left foot in the second half.The Egyptian enjoyed a stellar first season in his debut campaign for the Reds, scoring 44 goals in 52 appearances, including a record 32 Premier League goals in 38-match campaign.
His first goal came against Watford during his top-flight debut for the club in August 2017. Two weeks later he ran from the edge of his own 18-yard box to score a brilliant solo goal against Arsenal.
Salah showed his electrifying pace and dispossessed Gunners full back Hector Bellerin following an Arsenal corner. He then ran the rest of the length of the pitch and coolly slotted the ball home. The 26-year-old, who struggled during his time at Chelsea between 2014 and 2016, came back to haunt his former side to notch his 15th goal for the club in November 2017.
Salah's 19th goal for the club won the the Puskas Award for best goal at FIFA's The Best Awards in London this year.
The Liverpool attacker claimed the gong for his strike against Everton in December last season, which saw him wriggle past two defenders before curling the ball past Jordan Pickford. The Egyptian scored three goals against champions Manchester City last campaign. His lob over Ederson from long range in January stood out. It was his 24th goal for Liverpool.
Salah produced a moment of magic against Tottenham at Anfield in February to score his 28th goal.
In stoppage time Salah beat Spurs left back Ben Davies by cutting back on his left foot and then shifted the ball past Jan Vertonghen with his left. He rounded off the sublime move with a delicate finish over Hugo Lloris.
Salah has scored just one-hat trick in his half-century and that was, in fact, four goals against Watford in March.