Salah helps Liverpool thrash Southampton 3-0 to go top

Written by on September 23, 2018

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah netted his first league goal since Aug. 25 as the Reds thrashed Southampton 3-0 to get on top of the table on Saturday.

That make it six Premier League wins out of six matches for Liverpool to leapfrog Chelsea at the top of the table.

An own goal by Wesley Hoedt started the visitors’ misery in the 10th minute as Xherdan Shaqiri’s shot hit Shane Long before bouncing into the net off the Saints Dutch defender.

In quick succession, Joel Matip made it two with a header from a corner 11 minutes later.

Liverpool’s Egypt forward Salah, who had failed to score in his last two league games, bundled home a Shaqiri free kick that came back off the woodwork in first-half stoppage time for his third goal of the season.

Southampton failed to mount any meaningful comeback after the break and the result leaves them languishing in mid-table.

Liverpool’s perfect record puts them top on 18 points, two ahead of Chelsea who visit West Ham United on Sunday.

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