Mohamed Salah became the fastest player to reach 50 Premier League goals for Liverpool as he helped fire the Reds back to the top of the Premier League on Friday.
The Egypt forward netted 10 minutes from time to put Jurgen Klopp’s men 2-1 up at Southampton, before Jordan Henderson added a third as the visitors moved two points clear of Manchester City having played a game more.
Henderson had not scored since September 2017.
Salah’s brilliant breakaway goal ended a run of eight games without scoring in all competitions and also took him to a milestone, reaching a half-century of league strikes for Liverpool.
In doing so in his 69th match in the competition for the Reds, the former Chelsea and Roma man pipped the previous benchmark of 72 games set by Fernando Torres.
Luis Suarez, the star of Liverpool’s last serious title challenge in 2013-14, took 86 matches to score 50 Premier League goals for the club, while Robbie Fowler needed 88 games.
Earlier this year Salah became the fourth fastest player to 50 Premier League goals overall.
The 26-year-old forward scored two goals during a spell with Chelsea prior to moving to Anfield via Roma.