With his first goal in nine games in all competitions, Salah became the fastest player ever to score 50 times in the Premier League for Liverpool.
Liverpool marched back to the top of the Premier League tonight with a magnificent comeback win over Southampton. "Asuper goal from Mo, a super run, Bobby was so important to make the run - he couldn't play it because the angle was not good but it was still important".
The Reds hit Southampton with a blistering counter-attack as Salah carried the ball from inside his own half and turned down the chance to pass to Firmino in favour of whipping his finish into the bottom corner.
All good forwards are a threat in any position but Salah's trademark is his runs in behind and he's scored 47 of his 50 league goals from inside the box. "There have been so many late goals you think is their name on it".
Although Virgil van Dijk ended Sunday's game against Spurs with an ankle problem he is set to be included in the Liverpool team.
Liverpool were once again forced to demonstrate their resilience as they struggled to find their most fluent form after Southampton established a ninth-minute lead through Shane Long.
Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren (6) played a long ball forward to Roberto Firmino and Salah pounced on the rebound to score his first goal for the club on his debut. They are looking to win a third consecutive game for the first time in 3 years.
That was also the Irishman's 50th Premier League goal and he should have had 51 shortly after when he failed to connect with another risky Bertrand cross and Virgil van Dijk almost turned the ball into his own net against his old club.
The victory lifted Liverpool to 82 points from 33 games, with City on 80 from 32, while Southampton remained five points above the relegation zone. "It was a big performance in the second half and a big result". "I am really happy with the performance, we knew it would be hard so winning here is not easy but we did it".