Liverpool have now won each of the last 35 games in which Mo Salah has scored – he has overtaken Wayne Rooney’s competition record of 34 consecutive wins when scoring from September 2008 to February 2011.
A Mohamed Salah hat-trick helped Liverpool to a 4-3 home victory over promoted Leeds United in a pulsating start to their Premier League title defence.
Salah gave Liverpool a fourth-minute lead from the penalty spot but Leeds, playing in the PL for the first time since 2004, were level eight minutes later courtesy of Jack Harrison’s fantastic run and finish.
Virgil van Dijk headed the Reds back in front on 20 minutes before his loose pass allowed Patrick Bamford to dink the ball over Alisson to make it 2-2.
Salah’s second goal of the match, a powerful finish to the top-right corner, gave Liverpool a half-time lead.
Leeds then equalised for the third time through Mateusz Klich, who expertly controlled Helder Costa’s pass and finished with 24 minutes left.
But the Whites were unable to hold on for a point as debutant Rodrigo’s foul on Fabinho allowed Salah to complete his hat-trick with a second penalty two minutes from time.