Having scored against the Blades, the Egypt international has now scored against 22 different teams he has faced in the English elite division
Mohamed Salah seems not to be tired of shattering football records after reaching another milestone against Sheffield United.
The Egyptian attested his importance to Liverpool as he scored the opener to hand the Reds a 2-0 win at Anfield.
George Baldock’s slip allowed Andy Robertson to repossess Virgil van Dijk’s long ball before finding Salah who fired past Dean Henderson in the fourth minute.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 2, 2020
Sadio Mane’s second half effort guaranteed maximum points for Jurgen Klopp’s men who lead the EPL log with 13 points above closest rivals, Leicester City.
The 27-year-old’s goal meant he has scored against 22 of the 25 different sides he has faced in the Premier League since joining the reigning European champions from AS Roma.
22 – Mohamed Salah has scored against 22 of the 25 different Premier League opponents he’s faced as a Liverpool player, only failing to net against Manchester United, Swansea City and Aston Villa. Array. pic.twitter.com/VQdJItAqiu
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He has only failed to score against Manchester United, Swansea and Aston Villa.
Salah’s opener was the earliest goals scored by the Anfield giants and conceded by the Blades in this term’s league.
Also, it was the earliest Chris Wilder’s team has let in a topflight match since Andriy Shevchenko for Chelsea in March 2007.
They return to Premier League action the following weekend – the Reds going to Tottenham Hotspur, while United welcome West Ham.