Mo Salah opens up about ‘special’ Liverpool FC milestone
Liverpool FC forward Mo Salah was thrilled to reach 50 league goals but even happier with the 3-1 win at Southampton on Friday
Mo Salah was delighted to finally score his 50th Premier League goal on Friday night, but the Liverpool FC striker emphasised the importance of three points rather personal accolades after a 3-1 win at Southampton.
The Egypt international had been stuck on 49 Premier League goals since the 26-year-old found the net in a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth at the start of February.
Salah had failed to score a goal in eight games ahead of Liverpool FC’s long trip to Southampton on Friday night, with questions being raised about his form.
However, the Egyptian forward emulated other great Liverpool FC strikers such as Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler, Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres when he found the net for 50th time in the Premier League.
Salah’s 50th goal proved to be a special effort after the African star collected the ball inside his own half and ran the length of the pitch before he finished past Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn.
Speaking to Sky Sports after Liverpool FC’s vital Premier League victory, Salah was asked about how important it was to finally reach the landmark.
“I think that’s goal No.50 for Liverpool in the Premier League, that’s special.
“After nine games [without scoring], I’m very happy to score a goal to help the team.
“That’s the most important thing for us.”
Asked whether he’d thought about passing the ball during his superb solo run before his precise finish, Salah added:
“Not at all!
“I think as a striker you need to score. Always, I’m thinking to score.
“I just took my decision to shoot the ball and score. I’m happy about it.”
Liverpool FC signed Salah in a £39m deal from AS Roma in the 2017 summer transfer window.
Salah scored 32 times in his first full season in the Premier League.