The striker put his team ahead 2-1 in the second half to overtake Roger Hunt as the fastest Red team to reach a century.
Mohamed Salah became the fastest Liverpool player ever to score 100 league goals on Saturday, temporarily putting his side ahead against Brentford in a 3-3 final draw.
The Egypt international has become a staunch favourite at Anfield since arriving at the club from Roma in 2017, and has once again come to help his side emerge from a difficult situation, with a place at the top of the Premier League at stake.
However, newly promoted Brentford spoiled the historic end with a goal in the 82nd minute by Yoane Wissa to equalize the score.
Watch Salah’s 100th Premier League goal with Liverpool (US and UK only)
Salah entered Saturday’s match with an opportunity to regain his position at the top of the list of scorers in the English Premier League, after he was surpassed earlier today by Jamie Vardy and Michel Antonio.
His goal finally arrived in the 54th minute, after Diogo Jota had earlier canceled out an early shot from the hosts by Ethan Pinnock.
It has made him up to five for the season in the league so far, and has also secured him a part of Liverpool’s history.
He reached his century in just 151 games, faster than any other player in the Reds.
The previous record holder was club legend Roger Hunt, having made 100 appearances in 152 games, while fellow sharpshooter Ian Rush needed 168 games to reach the goal.
He is also only one of four Liverpool players to score 100 goals in the Premier League, along with Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Steven Gerrard, and also entered the club’s top 10 all-time scorers with this last kick.
Only six players have reached their century in the Premier League under just one coach: Salah, who has played under Jurgen Klopp throughout his Reds career. The Manchester United trio led by Sir Alex Ferguson, Wayne Rooney, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes; And Thierry Henry, who scored 175 with Arsene Wenger on the bench.
Liverpool responds to a historic achievement
“An incredible moment,” Captain Jordan Henderson told Sky Sports after the match. “He’s been amazing since he came to the club. He’s a great player.”
Meanwhile, Klopp lamented Salah’s missed opportunity shortly after the Reds striker led 2-1. He came from a position similar to his goal, and he would have given Liverpool great protection.
“I’m sure Mo sees it the same way, he would like to get 101 today,” Klopp said.
Praise Club Salah
Despite his comments in the immediate aftermath of the draw, Klopp took the opportunity to praise Al Masry earlier in the week, comparing him favorably with Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski.
“Mohamed Salah is definitely with him – there is no doubt about that.
“Mo is a goal machine, for sure. His professionalism is absolutely second to none. He does absolutely everything to always be fit, to always stay on track – first in the end, last, all those kinds of things. So, that’s Mo,” said Klopp. to reporters.
“Furthermore, apart from his technical skill set and all those things, he is desperate to score goals and that is also useful. It is exactly the same as with Lewi, and that is very good and useful.
“Whatever you do on the pitch, whatever you make, whatever the start you need, you need someone to put the ball over the line or at the back of the net – and he’s totally there with the best I’ve ever seen, he knows it. His numbers are insane. .
“Obviously I’ve been fortunate to work with some really good players during my career.”