Salah Sets Premier League Scoring Record as Liverpool Hit 100

Annette Crawford
February 25, 2018

Liverpool took their goal tally for the season to 103 as they claimed second place in the Premier League with a comfortable 4-1 win over West Ham.

Salah also provided the assist for Emre Can to open the scoring from a corner before Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane also got on the scoresheet on another prolific day for Klopp's front three as Liverpool broke through the 100-goal mark for the season.

"I don't think as a manager you can expect a game like this, you can hope for it but it's very rare you get it".

He said on LFC TV: "No disrespect to Brendan, but I felt his [Liverpool side] was always built on a sandcastle at this football club".

"It was intense, it was aggressive, it was angry, it was full of desire".

Mohamed Salah's brilliant Premier League season has now seen him snatch a record for his troubles.

Liverpool's breakthrough came in the 29th minute when Salah delivered the corner for Can to head home from close range.

Salah popped up in the right place at the right time as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's run through the Hammers defence resulted in a ball that ended up at the feet of the Egypt global, who slid it past the diving Adrian for his 23rd goal of the Premier League season.

Moments later it was Firmino who beat West Ham goalkeeper Adrian to Can's pass before slotting into an empty net.

West Ham hit the bar through Marko Arnautovic in the early stages, but were outplayed and managed just a consolation through substitute Michail Antonio. "Ultimately we are playing against a team in real form".

"It is really hard to deal with them", Moyes said.

Dwight Gayle scored twice in the 17th and 45th minutes to put Newcastle 2-0 up.

At the other end of the table, promoted Huddersfield and Brighton moved clear of the bottom three.

And at the Vitality Stadium, Newcastle United failed to make it back-to-back wins as they threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 against Bournemouth.

But goals from Adam Smith (80th minute) and Dan Gosling (89th minute) rescued a point for Bournemouth.

At Turf Moor, Southampton's Manolo Gabbiadini scored a 90th-minute equaliser as the visitors secured a nerve-jangling 1-1 draw at Burnley, who still await their first win of the year.

Earlier, Stoke boss Paul Lambert hailed Jack Butland as the "best goalkeeper in Britain" despite an own goal from the England global costing his side the chance to move out of the bottom three in a 1-1 draw at Leicester.

Troy Deeney scored the only goal of the game 11 minutes from time, taking a touch before turning and firing into the roof of the net, beating Toffees goalkeeper Jordan Pickford at his near post.

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