Three points on Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Brighton as Mohamed Salah broke more records to confirm a top-four finish for the Reds.
Salah created his own piece of Premier League history by writing Luis Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer out of the record books with his 32nd league goal of the season as Liverpool secured a top-four finish with an easy win over Brighton at Anfield.
In Liverpool’s final game before the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26, Salah took just 24 minutes before opening the scoring to claim the record in a 38- game Premier League season.
Having arrived from AS Roma last summer in a £36.9 million transfer, Salah has exceeded all expectations in his first season at Anfield.
He has claimed both the PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year awards, with the Premier League Player of the Season title also confirmed over the weekend.
But not only has Salah swept the board in terms of personal honours, his contributions to Jurgen Klopp’s team have been crucial at key stages of the campaign.
Salah’s goals in the Champions League quarterfinal tie against Manchester City inspired Liverpool to victory in that doubleheader, and he also delivered decisive goals against Roma in the semis.
Against Brighton he swept home early, then put the ball on a plate for young Dominic Solanke to score later on. Salah has turned it on when it mattered the most, and that’s why he has been such an outstanding performer this season.
But with one game to go, he could end the campaign as a true Liverpool legend if he helps the team win a sixth European Cup by defeating Real in the Ukraine.