Mohamed Salah ends his drought as Liverpool move back to top after victory at Southampton

Southampton 1-3 Liverpool

Liverpool came from a goal down to win Southampton at St Mary’s and moved back to the top of the Premier League table. Mohamed Salah ended his nearly two months goal drought with a great finish. 

Mohamed Salah has scored 50 goals in 69 appearances for Liverpool in the Premier League.

Only Alan Shearer (66 – Blackburn) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (68 – Man Utd) reached the milestone in fewer apps for a single club.

Shane Long handed Saints an early lead with a composed finish from close range before Naby Keita headed the visitors level with his first goal for the club.

Liverpool dominated the ball with 70% possession in the second half but they were limited to just one shot on target before Mohamed Salah struck.

The Egyptian fired past Angus Gunn with his left foot to score his first goal in seven league matches and nine games, before substitute Jordan Henderson sealed victory late on.

With five matches to play, the result sees Liverpool leapfrog Manchester City and open up a two-point gap at the top, although the defending champions have a game in hand.

Southampton remain in 16th place, just five points above the relegation zone.

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