Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (centre) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with team-mates during the Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

Mo Salah has broken another Liverpool record – and he’s relieved

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Mohamed Salah admits scoring goals is constantly on his mind after he spectacularly ended an eight-game drought to write his name in Liverpool’s record books.

Forward Salah became the fastest player in the Merseyside club’s history to hit 50 league goals following his sensational solo effort in Friday evening’s 3-1 success at Southampton.

The Egyptian’s crucial 80th-minute strike at the end of a blistering run from deep inside the Reds’ half brought up his half-century in 69 matches, three fewer than Fernando Torres, and helped move his team back to the top of the Premier League table.

He had previously not found the net since February 9, his longest barren run since signing from Roma for £34million in 2017.

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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his side’s second goal against Southampton (Adam Davy/PA)

“I think as a striker you need to score. Always, I’m thinking to score,” Salah told Sky Sports.

“I’m very happy to score a goal to help the team. That’s the most important thing for us.”

Liverpool sit two points ahead of rivals Manchester City at the summit, albeit having played a game more.

Jordan Henderson’s late third sealed the comeback success at St Mary’s after Naby Keita cancelled out an early opener from Saints forward Shane Long.

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