Mo Salah Equals Liverpool Legend's Record After Scoring Against Villa

Mo Salah Equals Liverpool Legend's Record After Scoring Against Villa

  • Mohamed Salah is back on the scoresheet for Liverpool following the resumption of the English Premier League
  • The Egypt forward has joined Kenny Dalglish as the seventh joint top scorer at Liverpool
  • Salah scored and provided an assist in the victory at the Villa Park against Aston Villa

Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has equalled the legendary Kenny Dalglish's goal record at Liverpool after scoring in the victory against Aston Villa on Boxing Day.

Salah opened the scoring and provided an assist as the Reds made a winning return to the English Premier League.

Mohamed Salah, Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool, English Premier League
Mohamed Salah has equalled Kenny Dalglish's record at Liverpool. Credit: @LFC
Source: Twitter

His goal against Aston Villa was his 172nd goal in the Liverpool shirt, and sits joint seventh in the list of scorers at the Merseyside outfit.

Salah has also joined Steven Gerrard as the only players to score more than fifty goals and provide fifty assists in the English Premier League.

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Liverpool got off to a great start at the Villa Park after Salah met an Andy Robertson pass. Salah went from scorer to provider, serving a sumptuous assist for Virgil van Dijk to double the lead before half time.

After the break, Villa pulled one back through Ollie Watkins but there was enough time for Liverpool to restore their two-goal lead after Stefan Bajcetic sealed victory in the 81st minute.

Liverpool return to winning ways

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Liverpool got off to the flying start they craved on the Premier League's return from the World Cup as a 3-1 win at Aston Villa on Monday cut the gap on the top four to five points.

Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk put the Reds in a commanding position before half-time.

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But Jurgen Klopp's men had to endure some nervy moments in the second half after Ollie Watkins pulled a goal back for Villa before teenager Stefan Bajcetic came off the bench to secure the three points with his first senior goal.

Salah's Christmas post angers fans

Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has taken the lead once again in wishing fans around the world a merry Christmas.

The Liverpool winger took to social media to post a lovely photo with his family to celebrate the moment.

However, his post has generated massive reactions with many annoyed by the player's gesture.