Twitter reactions as Mohamed Salah scores a ruthless solo-goal and sets a sensational Liverpool goalscoring record
With each passing fixture involving the contenders, Liverpool, and the defending champions, Manchester City, the Premier League title race is getting more exciting. In a game which saw two opposition players reaching a goalscoring milestone in their PL careers, Liverpool won 1-3 against the 16th placed side, Southampton.
Ralph Hasenhuttl's side drew the first blood as Shane Long scored his 50th Premier League goal early in the game. However, Naby Kieta's first goal for the Scousers ensured that the scores were level at the end of the first half.
A draw at St Mary's stadium would have dealt a major blow to Liverpool's title hopes. Coming to the rescue for the Reds, Mohamed Salah scored a sensational solo goal, and later in the game, Jordan Henderson rushed into the 18-yard-box as he struck the ball into the back of the net on a Roberto Firminho low-driven cross in the 86th minute to seal the win for the visitors.
Mohamed Salah, who reached his half-century of Premier League goals in just 69 appearances, set up a new goalscoring record for the five-time European champions as he became the fastest-ever player to score 50 Premier League goals for the scousers.
The Egyptian sharpshooter broke the record previously held by Fernando Torres, who took 72 games to reach the milestone. Luis Suarez needed another 17 matches to hit the mark, while Robbie Fowler required another 19.
Following a goal drought in recent games, Salah hit the goalscoring milestone in some fashion. Speaking on his achievement, the 26-year-old said:
"I think that’s goal number 50 for Liverpool in the Premier League so that’s special - and after nine games [without one], but Henderson scored I think for the first time in maybe 30 games so we are both happy.
"Not at all [I didn’t think about passing], as a striker I need to score, I am thinking to score. Maybe if someone is in a better position I can think but I just took my decision to shoot and I scored so I’m very happy about it."
Let's take a look at some of the best tweets after the former AS Roma star scored his 50th goal for the EPL giants.