Mohamed Salah registered his 100th Premier League goal involvement with his assist during Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.
The Egyptian winger reached the landmark in his 116th appearance in the competition by cushioning a header back to Curtis Jones in the 89th minute.
The 19-year-old midfielder made no mistake after receiving Salah’s pass and fired home to secure the three points for the Reds, after Sadio Mane opened the scoring.
Though he scored just two Premier League goals during an underwhelming spell with Chelsea, Salah has been nothing short of a goalscoring machine since his £36.9million transfer from Roma in 2017.
The 28-year-old broke the record for the highest number of goals in a 38-game Premier League season by scoring 32 times in his first campaign with the Reds.
Salah then defended his Premier League Golden Boot last season, sharing the award with teammate Mane and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – who also scored 22 goals.
This season, he has netted 17 goals and finds himself fourth in the race for the accolade behind 21-goal top-scorer Jamie Vardy, Aubameyang and Danny Ings.
But his eight assists are more than any of those above him in the scoring charts and he has now registered 27 Premier League assists to accompany his 73 goals in the top-flight.
Salah is contracted at Anfield until 2023 and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp expects the ‘Egyptian King’ to stay with the club for many more years.
When asked about the futures of Salah and Mane, the German replied: “Tell me a better challenge than being successful with Liverpool FC?
“There are a lot of big clubs, but if you go to Madrid or Barcelona, you win the league six or seven times in 15 years,” said Klopp.
“Bayern win it nine times and Juventus is similar. These are great achievements but what is really interesting is to make an impact here.
“We try everything to be a really exciting club and to make a really exciting story that everyone wants to be a part of.
“The plan is for the players to look back and say…one of the most important days of my life was the day I signed for Liverpool.”
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