By: Gyang Dakwo
Mohamed Salah’s strike against Crystal Palace marked his 200th goal for Liverpool and 150th in the Premier League.
The Egyptian crucially netted in the 76th minute at Selhurst Park to pull Liverpool level at 1-1 after falling behind to a Jean-Philippe Mateta penalty earlier in the second half.
Curtis Jones got on the end of Cody Gakpo’s cross to set the ball up perfectly for Salah to stroke home, with his effort taking a cruel deflection off Nathaniel Clyne. Harvey Elliott would add a second in added time.
He became only the fifth player in Liverpool history to reach 200 goals, alongside Ian Rush, Roger Hunt, Gordon Hodgson and Billy Liddell.
Salah has scored 14 goals in all competitions this season, 11 of which have come in 16 Premier League games.
He also joins an elite group of Premier League frontmen to reach the 150-goal mark – two of which he scored for Chelsea – becoming the 11th player to do so.
Former Liverpool players Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler are included, as well as other Englishmen Jermaine Defoe, Frank Lampard, Andy Cole, Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer.
Sergio Aguero and Thierry Henry are amongst the biggest hitters, while Salah and the second-leading Premier League goalscorer of all-time, Harry Kane, remain the only active players with at least a century and a half of goals.
Since he arrived from AS Roma in the summer of 2017, Salah has been a sensation under Jurgen Klopp.