Salah smashes 18-year-old record

English Premier League

Mohamed Salah boosted his chances of winning a third consecutive Golden Boot award with a brace on Wednesday, and in the process broke a Liverpool record that had stood for 18 years.

Salah was at his clinical best for the newly crowned Premier League champions in their 3-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday, scoring twice and assisting captain Jordan Henderson for the Reds' other goal.

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In doing so, Salah became the fastest Liverpool player to reach 100 goal contributions in the Premier League era, achieving the milestone in just his 104th appearance for the club.

The record had previously been held by former England international and 2001 Ballon d'Or winner Michael Owen, who reached 100 goal contributions for the Reds in his 148th match on 13 April 2002.

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The achievement comes just a week after the two-time Golden Boot winner had become the fastest African player to reach the EPL milestone, and the second-fastest overall behind the league's all-time leading goalscorer Alan Shearer.

Salah's assist for Henderson also saw him set another remarkable milestone. The Egyptian forward has now recorded 28 career assists in the Premier League, as many as every other player from his country combined.

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The 28-year-old is now only three goals behind leader Jamie Vardy in the race for this season's Golden Boot, and will become only the third player – after Shearer and Thierry Henry – to win the award in three consecutive seasons if he overtakes the Leicester City forward.

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