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EPL: Salah breaks two records as Liverpool outsmart Wolves to go top


MOHAMED Salah claimed a brace of assists today to help Liverpool to a come-from-behind 3-1 Premier League victory over Wolves at Molineux.

The Egypt forward assisted two of his side’s goals for Cody Gakpo and Andy Robertson as Liverpool fought back from a first half deficit to climb to the top of the Premier League standings.

Hwang Hee-chan gave the hosts the lead in the seventh minute and they held off Liverpool into the break.

But the Reds’ superiority shone through in the second half, with Salah taking charge of affairs.

He set up Gakpo for the equaliser 10 minutes after resumption and was on hand again to feed Robertson (who was playing his 200th game for Liverpool) for the go-ahead strike five minutes from time.

The second assist took Salah’s tally in the Premier League to 63, and he has now provided more assists than any other African player in the competition’s history, breaking Riyad Mahrez’s record.

Salah has also been directly involved in 200 goals (139 goals, 61 assists) in 223 games for Liverpool in the Premier League, with only Thierry Henry reaching this milestone in fewer appearances for a single club in the competition (206 games for Arsenal), according to Opta statistics.

The goal was Robertson’s first for Liverpool since he scored against Wolves on May, 22, 2022, which was 483 days ago.

Salah is also the first-ever Liverpool player to assist in five consecutive Premier League away games: after bagging three against Leicester City last season, one each against Southampton, Chelsea and Newcastle United, as well as the two today.

Liverpool wrapped up the win in added time when substitute Hugo Bueno inadvertently put the ball in his own net.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are on top of the table for the first time this season, one point ahead of champions Manchester City, who have a game in hand.

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