The stats behind Mo Salah’s sensational start to life at Liverpool

After Mohamed Salah netted a brace during Liverpool’s comfortable victory over Southampton this afternoon, a number of statistics came to the fore regarding the Egyptian’s phenomenal start to life at Anfield.

Big-money arrival

Salah made his return to the Premier League during the summer, after Liverpool splashed out a fee that could eventually rise to 50 million Euro to bring the former Chelsea man in from Serie A outfit AS Roma.

And the electric winger has certainly not taken long to settle back into the rigours of the English game, having already popped up with numerous goals and assists for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds to this point in the campaign.

Matchup

Liverpool welcomed Southampton to Anfield in a Premier League clash this afternoon, with the Merseysiders eager to continue their positive recent run of form.

Klopp’s men had won three games in a row across all competitions, racking up 10 goals in the process and seemingly putting a dismal string of early-season displays behind them.

Southampton, meanwhile, had managed just 1 win from their last 6 games across all competitions.

Brace

It didn’t take long for the two sides to showcase exactly why they had embarked on such differing runs of recent form, with Liverpool looking dangerous from the off.

The Reds’ front four of Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah caused Southampton’s back four a number of early problems, with their resistance eventually broken after half an hour by that man Salah.

The African dynamo bent a wonderful left-footed strike into the far top-corner of Fraser Forster’s goal from just outside the box to open the scoring, before adding his second of the afternoon 10 minutes later with a delightful dinked first-time finish following Philippe Coutinho’s through ball.

On-fire

The strike marked Salah’s 14th goal across all competitions since arriving at Liverpool, with some of the amazing statistics regarding his start to life with the club outlined below:

Result

Philippe Coutinho eventually added a 3rd for Liverpool in the second-half, as Jurgen Klopp’s side ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.

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