Mane, Salah fire Liverpool to more Premier League records

Mane, Salah fire Liverpool to more Premier League records
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (left) celebrates with Sadio Mane

by Bertin Basson

Tuesday Feb 25, 2020. 09:00

Liverpool continued their march to English Premier League glory with a 3-2 come from behind win over West Ham United at Anfield on Monday evening.

The Reds found themselves in the unfamiliar situation of being a goal down after the hour mark on Merseyside, but goals from Africa’s Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane steered them to victory and 22 points clear of second placed Manchester City.

In doing so, the duo helped Liverpool equal City’s record of 18 league wins in succession, set by the Sky Blues between August – December 2017.

Liverpool have also now won their last 21 home Premier League games, equalling the English top-flight record for consecutive home wins, set by the Reds themselves in 1972.

Even more impressive is the fact that Jurgen Klopp’s men have now already won as many points (79) as Manchester United’s 1999 treble winning team and as many league games (26) as Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’.

Mane (Senegal) and Salah (Egypt) have played a huge role in Liverpool’s revival. The duo, who have between them won the three most recent African Player of the Year awards, have scored a combined 36 goals across all competitions this season.

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