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Salah delighted to be back on track

6th April 2019, 08:14 by Nick Harris

After he ended an eight-game drought to write his name in Liverpool's record books, Mohamed Salah admits goals are always on his mind.

Forward Salah became the fastest player in the Merseyside club's history to hit 50 league goals following his sensational solo effort in Friday evening's 3-1 success at Southampton.

The Egyptian's crucial 80th-minute strike at the end of a blistering run from deep inside the Reds' half brought up his half-century in 69 matches, three fewer than Fernando Torres, and helped move his team back to the top of the Premier League table.

He had previously not found the net since February 9, his longest barren run since signing from Roma for 34million in 2017.

"I think as a striker you need to score. Always, I'm thinking to score," Salah told Sky Sports.

"I'm very happy to score a goal to help the team. That's the most important thing for us."

Liverpool sit two points ahead of rivals Manchester City at the summit, albeit having played a game more.

Jordan Henderson's late third sealed the comeback success at St Mary's after Naby Keita cancelled out an early opener from Saints forward Shane Long.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp says Salah's record in front of goal is "incredible".

"It was never in doubt that he was a great player in my side," said the German at his post-match press conference.

"It was goal number 50 for Liverpool (in the league), an incredible number."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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