Mohamed Salah ended a scoring drought to make Premier League history against Manchester United, but the Liverpool attacker was never worried about his barren run.
After playing six games without a goal in all competitions, Salah added to Luis Diaz’s first game in a 4-0 win over United to lift the Reds to the Premier League on Tuesday.
The Egyptian midfielder doubled his number in the 85th minute, becoming the first player to score five goals in the Premier League against United in a single campaign.
Salah’s two goals spent two months waiting for a goal in the opener in the Premier League, while his previous three came off the bench.
“I have said many times that I score a lot of goals for the team. It will continue to come,” Salah told Sky Sports.
Sometimes you have bad luck but the team’s victory is the most important thing, if the team didn’t win I wouldn’t be happy. But if the team wins everything will come out so I was not worried about that. . ”
Sadio Mane was also in the lead as Liverpool finished with a 2-0 win over the Red Devils. The only time United lost the most in their league history was 11-0 against Sunderland in 1892-93.
Asked to explain Liverpool’s dominance in the league this season, Salah said: “They make our lives easier, in the middle of the pitch and in the back. They always try to give us the ball individually.
“When we defended well, we had a clean sheet here and a clean sheet, which made our lives easier to score. We go to the game just wanting to score goals. When we get the first one, we want the second.
“It’s a great game from us here and away, so I hope we continue like this.”
City could replace Liverpool at the top of the table when they face Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday, and Salah has admitted it is a long way to go when Pep Guardiola’s side drop points.
“It’s good [to be on top]. Let’s wait until tomorrow because City are also not an easy team to drop points,” Salah said.
“We have to focus on ourselves and the rest is not in our hands. We just focus on our games and we will see.”