During the 7-0 thrashing of Manchester United, Mohamed Salah expressed his joy in achieving a “special” feat for Liverpool by breaking Robbie Fowler’s record for the most Premier League goals scored for the club.
The Egyptian forward scored twice during the match, bringing his total goals for the Reds to 129.
Despite a lackluster stint with Chelsea and a successful run with Roma in Italy, Salah arrived at Anfield determined to make history and has exceeded expectations with his impressive contributions to the team.
Salah told Sky Sports: “It’s very special, I can’t lie. This record was in my mind since I first came here.
“In my first season, in my mind, I was always chasing the record so, to make it today against United with that result was unbelievable.
“I’m going home to celebrate with the family, chamomile tea and sleep.”
Following Liverpool’s record-breaking victory over arch-rivals Manchester United, despite the overwhelming win, Mohamed Salah insists that the team must remain level-headed as they continue their fight for a spot in the top four of the Premier League.
The Reds have moved up to fifth place, three points behind Tottenham who currently hold the fourth spot in the race for Champions League qualification. Salah recognizes the importance of staying focused and determined in the remaining games of the season.
“It’s very special to win the game like that but at the same time, we don’t want to go into the next game with overconfidence,” he added.
“We just need to be humble, just play and win games. We’re not in the position that we want to be, but hopefully, this gives us a good push and we can keep winning.”
That sentiment was echoed by captain Jordan Henderson, who also hailed Salah for his dedication.
“It’s a fantastic day for everyone. The performance levels, every player was top quality. You could see the energy levels were back,” he said.
“We have shown recently we are on the path back. It’s a big win but we need to concentrate on the next game.
“I’m really happy for Mo. He dedicates his life to football. He is the first one in and the first one out.”