Salah sets new Premier League record


Mohamed Salah got off the mark in the opening game of the Premier League with the goal to make it 2-2 at Fulham, extending another top-flight record.

It was a frustrating afternoon for Liverpool as they were held at Craven Cottage, but Salah was one of few positives to take from a comeback draw.

The No. 11 weathered a quiet start to tee up the first equaliser for Darwin Nunez and then convert his own, after two efforts from Aleksandar Mitrovic.

In doing so, Salah scored in his six consecutive opening-day fixture in the Premier League, following previous efforts against Watford (2017), West Ham (2018), Norwich (2019), Leeds (2020) and Norwich again (2021).

No other player in the history of the current English topflight has scored in five opening games in a row, let alone six.

Over those six openers, Salah has found the back of the net an impressive eight times – including a hat-trick in the 4-3 victory over Leeds in 2020.