Liverpool win as Salah breaks Fowler record

Liverpool continued their push towards the English Premier League’s top four after Mohamed Salah scored two superb goals in a 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday.

Salah broke former striker Robbie Fowler’s club record and became the first Liverpool player to score nine goals in his opening 12 league games.

He eclipsed Fowler’s tally of eight after a superb shot from 20 metres followed by a cool close-range finish in the first half.

Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho made it 3-0 midway through the second half when he swept home a rebound after goalkeeper Fraser Foster parried a fierce Roberto Firmino shot into his path.

The result left Liverpool fifth on 22 points from 12 games after they maintained their unbeaten run at Anfield in all competitions this season.

Southampton are 14th with 13 points, four above the relegation zone.(Reuters/NAN)