Mohamed Salah sets new Premier League record with Liverpool


Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has broken yet another Premier League record following his hat-trick performance on the opening day of the season.

Salah got his and the Reds’ 2020/21 Premier League campaign off to the perfect start on Saturday after scoring a hat-trick that inspired the reigning champions to a 4-3 win over newly-promoted Leeds United.

The Egyptian superstar opened his account in the fourth minute of the match from the penalty spot after Leeds debutant Robin Koch had handled in the box, before doubling his tally just past the half-hour mark with a sweetly struck effort.

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He then completed his treble with another penalty after another United debutant, Rodrigo, had fouled Fabinho with the match nearing its conclusion, ensuring that the Reds started their title defence off with all three points.

Salah's latest goalscoring performance saw him set a new Premier League record as it means the Merseysiders have now won each of the last 35 league games in which he has scored, breaking Wayne Rooney’s record of 34 for Manchester United that had stood since 2011.

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The two-time EPL Golden Boot winner also became the first-ever player to score on the opening day of four consecutive domestic campaigns for a single club, and only the second to do so overall after Teddy Sheringham.

On top of that, his hat-trick made him the first Liverpool player to score three times on the first game of the season in the Premier League era, and the first to achieve the milestone since club legend John Aldridge did so in 1988.

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