On Boxing Day, Liverpool’s Premier League matchup versus Aston Villa was started by Mohamed Salah
At Liverpool, Mohamed Salah currently has the same number of goals as Sir Kenny Dalglish, a club legend.
On Boxing Day, the Reds played in the Premier League against Aston Villa. It was their first match in the top division since the World Cup in Qatar ended.
In Jurgen Klopp’s starting lineup versus Villa, Salah was selected. At Villa Park, he was a member of Liverpool’s attacking line alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Darwin Nunez.
Liverpool’s first goal came from the Egyptian, who pounced on an initial pass from Andy Robertson. Salah has so matched a record set by legendary Reds player Dalglish.
Since joining Liverpool in 2017 from Roma, Salah has scored 172 goals while wearing a Liverpool jersey. That is the same number of goals Dalglish scored while a member of Liverpool throughout his whole playing career.
Salah scored against Villa in his 276th game with the team. To put that into context, Dalglish racked up his total over the course of 515 Reds appearances
Salah has scored 16 goals so far this season in all competitions. His second goal since English football resumed came against Villa, following his goal in the Carabao Cup loss to Manchester City.
Salah now ranks 11 goals behind Robbie Fowler in sixth place and 14 behind Steven Gerrard in fifth place on Liverpool’s all-time scoring list. The most goals scored are 346 by Ian Rush, 285 by Roger Hunt, and 241 by Gordon Hodgson. With 228 goals, Billy Liddell is fourth on the list.