Salah proved his importance to the Reds once again as he scored and assisted to fire Jurgen Klopp’s men to a 4-1 win at Anfield.
The Egyptian fired past Tim Krul in the 19th minute after receiving a pass from Roberto Firmino to double his side’s lead after Grant Hanley’s own goal.
The 27-year-old’s goal meant he has scored against 21 of the 23 different teams he has faced since joining Liverpool from AS Roma. He has only failed to score against Swansea and Manchester United.
21 - Mohamed Salah has now scored against 21 of the 23 different opponents he's faced in the Premier League for Liverpool - only failing to score versus Manchester United (4 games) and Swansea City (2 games). Insistent. pic.twitter.com/8oB7Bu8xRb— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 9, 2019
His assist for Virgil van Dijk’s first goal of the season was also noteworthy as it made him the player with the most assists in the top five European leagues since the start of the 2017-18 season.
12 - Since the start of the 2017-18 season, only Neymar (13) has scored and assisted in more games in the top five European leagues than Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (12). Handful. pic.twitter.com/453zVlm9Ey— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 9, 2019
With the Reds’ victory, they take an early lead in the English top-flight log and they face Aston Villa in their next outing.