Football: Liverpool beat Southampton 3-0 as Salah breaks Fowler record

Salah celebrates scoring his team's second goal.
Salah celebrates scoring his team's second goal.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Liverpool continued their push towards the Premier League's top four after Mohamed Salah scored two superb goals in a 3-0 win over Southampton on Saturday (Nov 18) and broke former striker Robbie Fowler's club record.

Salah became the first Liverpool player to score nine goals in his opening 12 league games, eclipsing Fowler's tally of eight after a superb shot from 20 metres followed by a cool close-range finish in the first half.

Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho made it 3-0 midway through the second half when he swept home a rebound after keeper Fraser Foster parried a fierce Roberto Firmino shot into his path.

The result left Liverpool fifth on 22 points from 12 games after they maintained their unbeaten run at Anfield in all competitions this season while Southampton are 14th with 13 points, four above the relegation zone.