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Mo Salah breaks long-standing Premier League record

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has ended his sensational Premier League season by breaking one of its long standing records.

Coming into the final game of the season, and having already scored 43 goals in all competitions, Salah had already equalled the long standing record of scoring 31 goals in a 38 game Premier League season.

Despite not finding the net in the previous three games, and having found himself in the middle of a diving storm against Chelsea last week, Salah had tipped himself to break the record in Liverpool’s final league game of the season against Brighton.

Liveroool went into the game knowing that if they avoided defeat against the Seagulls that they would confirm their place in next season Champions League group stages. They did exactly what they needed to, finishing the season off in style with a 4-0 win at Anfield.

The win however was made all the more sweet when Salah opened the scoring in the 26th minute with his 32nd and final league goal of the season, a goal which broke the long-standing record of most PL goals in a season.

The previous record was shared by Premier League legends Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez who had all scored 31 in 1996, 2008 and 2014 respectively.

The achievement also means of course that Salah has added to his own personal haul of honours this season by picking up the Premier League golden boot award, beating Harry Kane to it by two goals. The Tottenham striker took his tally to 30 with two goals against Leicester

He will now be hoping to add to his goalscoring tally in two weeks time as Liverpool prepare to face Real Madrid in the Champions League final in Kiev.

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