Mohamed Salah edges closer to the Premier League Golden Boot with Brighton brace

The Egyptian continues to push for the award for the third consecutive year after scoring two more goals against Brighton.

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Liverpool took another step towards the Premier League points record after a 3-1 win against Brighton and Hove Albion. Mohamed Salah netted twice at the Amex Stadium while Jordan Henderson also got himself on the scoresheet.

It took only six minutes for the Reds to take the lead – Mo Salah was the scorer and ultimately ended the match as one of his team’s best performers. The Egyptian finished the game being involved in all three of his side’s goals

His three involvements in the game would bring his total to 100 goal contributions since his Liverpool debut in 2017. The £39million winger has scored 73 goals and assisted 27 in just 104 appearances since then.

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The Premier League champions’ first goal came when Naby Keïta capitalised on a poor touch by Davy Pröpper and, with some excellent pressing. retrieved the ball. Now inside the Seagulls box, the Guinean played a pass into the path of the No.11 who put the ball past Maty Ryan with a trademark left-footed finish into the far corner.

Just two minutes later the Reds’ top scorer would be involved again, this time with an assist. After an excellent interception from Keïta the ball came to Roberto Firmino, who saw Salah’s run and found the Egyptian, who set the ball for Henderson – the captain made it 2-0 by curling first-time into the same corner.

The two-time Golden Boot winner’s second goal came from an Andy Robertson corner in the 76th minute. The Scot’s set-piece was fired at the near post where Salah had made the run and, with an excellent header, put the ball past the helpless Ryan for a second time.

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The Egyptian international caused problems throughout the whole game. He won two out of three attempted dribbles, had an 81pc pass accuracy and won three duels. It was evident that he was chasing goals as he also had eight shots with five of those being on target.

Mohamed Salah has made it no secret that his eyes are on a third Golden Boot and his performance against Brighton should give him some added confidence to achieve his goal. He is now just three goals behind leading scorer Jamie Vardy, and that margin would only be two had he kept his header down right at the end of the game at the Amex.

It spoke volumes of the Egyptian’s mentality that, even after scoring twice, in his post match interview he appeared most annoyed about missing the opportunity to net a third.

With desire like that, it’s no wonder no other player comes close to Salah when it comes to goal involvements since he joined Liverpool.

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