What 17-year-old record did Mohamed Salah break with late strike for Liverpool in Europa?

Liverpool are playing in the Europa League for the first time in a while under Klopp, and Mohamed Salah is leading the charge. The Egyptian and his colleagues dropped below their usual standards last season, and only a late charge helped the team secure a fifth-place finish, enough to earn them a spot in the Europa League.

Klopp’s men have shown their form in the European competition this season, winning three out of three to record a 100% record. They added more spice to it yesterday when Salah broke a 17-year-old record after scoring in the 5-1 complete rout of French side Toulouse.

Mohamed Salah breaks Thierry Henry’s long-standing goal record

Mohamed Salah made a cameo appearance in Liverpool’s 5-1 win over Toulouse and scored the fifth goal. Although this did not impact the match much, as it was already wrapped up, it was enough for the Egyptian to break Thierry Henry’s long-standing goal record for a Premier League player.

The Frenchman had scored 42 European goals for Arsenal, with the last one coming against Porto in 2006. He was the last Premier League player to score 40+ goals in any European competition before Mohamed Salah broke it yesterday with Liverpool’s fifth goal.

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Salah already had 41 goals in the Champions League for Liverpool, with his last two European goals coming in this season’s Europa League campaign for the Merseyside club. He scored his first Europa League goal against LASK when Liverpool recorded a 3-1 victory in the first leg of the encounter.

Liverpool fought tooth and nail to keep Mohamed Salah at the club after the Egyptian received a tempting offer from Al-Ittihad. According to The Sun, the Saudi club submitted a world record $270 million offer to sign the Reds talisman, which they rejected without any hesitation.

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Jota, Nunez, Salah led impressive win over Toulouse

Liverpool may have rediscovered the form that saw them win a Premier League title and the UEFA Champions League in the past few years. Klopp’s men performed below expectations last season but have been on fire with a 100%-win record in Europe so far this season.

Diogo Jota, Darwin Nunez, Wataru Endo, Ryan Gravenberch, and Mo Salah were all on the scoresheet as Liverpool got a 5-1 win over Toulouse in their third Europa League game of the season on Thursday night. The Portuguese forward opened the scoring for the Reds in the 9th minute before Endo and Nunez completed the perfect first half for the home side.

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The summer signing from Bayern Munich, Gravenberch, scored Liverpool’s fourth goal before Mohamed Salah ensured Thierry Henry’s 17-year-old record would no longer be valid with the team’s fifth goal.

Can Liverpool make it 3 wins in 3 games when they host Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on Sunday?


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