Mohamed Salah scores twice as Liverpool beat Brighton 3-1

Mohamed Salah scores two goals as Liverpool beat Brighton 3-1

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah inched towards winning the Golden Boot as he helped his side defeat Brighton, by 3-1 in a Premier League match on Thursday. 

The current champions were relentless against Brighton as they secured three points with ease by scoring three goals, two of them came from the star forward Mohamed Salah and also reached 19 goals this season, only trailing behind Leicester striker Jamie Vardy (22 goals) and Arsenal forward Aubameyang (20 goals).

The 28-year-old has previously won two Premier League Golden Boots, including last year’s award which he shared with Sadio Mane and Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The match started off with Salah scoring his first goal in the sixth minute of the match and two minutes later, midfielder Jordan Henderson increased the lead for the Reds by netting the second goal of the match. 

Brighton only managed to score one goal in the match before the halftime with the midfielder scoring a goal just before the half-time. Scores after the first half read 1-2. 

Jurgen Klopp‘s men continued to dominate in the second half as Salah rose to the occasion and scored his second goal of the match, also leading his side towards a commanding victory. Salah also achieved a rare feat, playing for the club by marking his 100th goal involvement, that includes 73 goals and 27 assists in his 104 appearances for the Reds. 

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp seemed really happy after his side’s win as he praised the Egyptian for his match-winning outing.

“He’s a striker, how can it not be a motivation for him? That’s clear. In the last two years he won the golden boot, last year he shared it with Sadio and with Auba. That’s always important, it’s important for Sadio and all that stuff is normal.

“In the end, you can only score goals when you perform well and he did that so that was really good and apart from that, it’s all fine,” Klopp said during a press conference. 

With this win, Liverpool strengthens their place in the first place with 92 points, 23 points ahead of the second-placed Manchester city. Klopp’s men now prepare to face the ninth-placed Burnley in their next Premier League fixture on Saturday.