Mo Salah breaks Liverpool legend’s unique record in 6-1 Premier League demolition job on Leeds
MOHAMED SALAH broke a unique Premier League record last night – and surpassed another Liverpool legend in doing so.
The Egyptian forward grabbed a brace as the Reds thumped Leeds United 6-1 at Elland Road to end their five-game winless run.
Salah’s first was a thumping left-footed finish into the top corner to make it 2-0 just before the break.
And within seconds of that strike, the Premier League tweeted out confirmation that he was now the holder of the most goals with his left foot since the formation of the competition in 1992.
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler was the previous highest, with 105, but that first half effort took Salah’s tally to an incredible 106.
And it got even better for the former Chelsea and Roma ace in the 64th-minute.
Andy Robertson broke the wing and fed the ball across for Cody Gakpo, with the Dutchman then teeing up Salah to take a touch before curling home again with his left foot to move him onto 107.
That strike was also his 15th of the season in the top-flight and put more daylight between him and the rest of the left-footed sharpshooters.
With Fowler long-since retired, his nearest challenger now is Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez, who has scored 65 with his favoured foot.
Former Arsenal and Manchester United forward Robin van Persie is third behind Fowler with 94, while fellow United great Ryan Giggs is fourth on 83, one place ahead of fifth-placed Mahrez.
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Salah’s latest record comes just two months after he established himself as Liverpool’s greatest scorer of the modern era.
He scored another brace in the epic 7-0 victory over United in March at Anfield.
And that meant that he had overtaken Fowler again to become their top Premier League goalscorer, with his total now at 133.