- Mohamed Salah scored his 200th goal for Liverpool.
- Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-1 thanks to late goals by Salah and Elliott.
- Salah also scored his 150th Premier League goal.
With his goal in the 76th minute to put Liverpool ahead, Mohamed Salah set a remarkable milestone at Selhurst Park Stadium as the Reds defeated Crystal Palace 2-1.
Jean-Phillippe Mateta of Palace scored a penalty kick in the 57th minute to break the tie. It seemed to be a one-sided match until Salah’s deflection goal put The Reds back in it.
But Harvey Elliot of Liverpool’s late goal, which curled all the way to the bottom corner, clinched the victory for Jurgen Klopp’s team.
As only the fifth player in Liverpool’s history to reach that milestone, Salah scored his 200th goal to permanently inscribe his name in The Reds’ annals.
With the Merseyside club, the 31-year-old played in 326 games before accomplishing his goal.
In addition, Salah scored his 150th Premier League goal, placing him among the league’s top 10 scorers alongside all-time greats like Wayne Rooney, Alan Shearer, and Harry Kane.
With his 14th goal of the year, the Egyptian helped Liverpool overtake Arsenal at the top of the league. Arsenal may retake the top spot against Aston Villa later tonight.
In just six years with the team, Salah has already cemented himself as a club legend by forming one of the greatest attacking trios of all time with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, both of whom are currently playing in the Saudi Pro League. Together, they helped the Reds win their first UEFA Champions League since 2005 and their first Premier League title since 1990.
It is important to acknowledge that Liverpool is struggling to manage injuries. Joel Matip, a vital defender, has an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and will miss the remainder of the campaign.
Matip’s current contract expires in June 2024, therefore it’s possible that this was his final game for The Reds. The defender will have surgery in the coming days.
Several other players are also sidelined, including Diogo Jota, Stefan Bajcetic, Alisson, Thiago Alcantara, and Andy Robertson.
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