‘Keep up the good work’ – Shearer congratulates Salah on Premier League scoring record

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The Liverpool was on target against Brighton to set a new high with 32 goals in 38-game English top-flight campaign

Alan Shearer has congratulated Mohamed Salah for overtaking his English Premier League scoring record.

The scored his 32nd goal of the season thanks to his strike on the last day against Brighton & Hove Albion to set a new record for English topflight goals in a 38-match campaign.

Going into the clash against the Seagulls, the former AS Roma man sat level with Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez on the top-flight roll of honour.

Shearer got 31 goals at Blackburn in 1995-96, while Ronaldo and Suarez achieved theirs in 2007-08 and 2013-14 respectively, but the Egyptian breezed past them with his 26th minute strike.

Despite seeing his record sent into oblivion, the Newcastle took time to applaud the reigning African Player of the Year.

“Congratulations Mo Salah on beating our record – myself, Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo,” Shearer told the Premier League’s official Twitter.

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“You’ve had a magnificent season. What an impact you’ve had in that Liverpool team. It must be a joy to play in that team with so many chances created. Keep up the good work.”

Liverpool finished the season in fourth place with 70 points from 38 games and will feature in next season’s Champions League.