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African Star Equals 26yo Liverpool Record

One of Liverpool's African superstars equalled a 26-year-old club record after netting in the Reds' Premier League opener against West Ham United on Sunday.

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Mohamed Salah, who broke records left, right and centre in his debut season with the Merseysiders, scored the first goal in Liverpool's 4-0 home win over the Hammers.

In doing so, Salah took his goals tally to 27 in his first 50 Premier League appearances, with only former Manchester United striker Andrew Cole scoring more in his first 50 EPL games – 31 strikes – as Opta Sports pointed out.

However, it was the Egyptian's teammate Sadio Mane who stole the headlines on Sunday. The Senegalese scored Liverpool's second and third goals, and became the first Reds star to score in three successive opening league fixtures since 1992.

As such, he equalled the record held by John Barnes, who managed to score in each of Liverpool's opening fixtures between the 1989/90 and 1991/92 campaigns, according to Opta Sports.

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Daniel Sturridge rounded the scoring just 20 seconds after coming off the bench as Liverpool became only the fourth side ever to register 500 Premier League victories.

Manchester United, with 630 wins, Arsenal, with 544, and Chelsea, with 538, are the other three teams to have passed the 500-wins barrier.

Do you think Mane and Salah can lead Liverpool to the league title this season? Have your say in the comments section below.

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