Mohamed Salah reached the 200-goal mark for Liverpool in a dramatic 2-1 victory against Crystal Palace, with Harvey Elliott scoring a last-gasp winner to propel the Reds to the top of the Premier League table.
In a pulsating encounter at Selhurst Park, Salah drew level with the legendary Kenny Dalglish on Liverpool’s all-time scoring list with a deflected strike early in the second half, cancelling out Jean-Philippe Mateta’s penalty opener for Palace.
With the game seemingly destined for a draw, Elliott emerged as the unlikely hero, firing home a clinical finish deep into stoppage time to snatch all three points for Liverpool and send their supporters into raptures.
This triumph marked another significant milestone in Salah’s illustrious career at Anfield. Since joining the club from Roma in 2017, he has established himself as one of Liverpool’s greatest players, contributing significantly to their Champions League and Premier League triumphs.
The Egyptian’s goal against Palace was not only a testament to his remarkable scoring prowess but also a symbol of his unwavering dedication and passion for the club. He remains a crucial figure for Liverpool, both on and off the pitch, and his leadership will be vital if they are to challenge for the Premier League title this season.
For Elliott, this winning goal was a moment of redemption after a difficult period marred by a serious ankle injury that sidelined him for a lengthy period. His return to form has been a welcome boost for Liverpool, and his composure in the dying moments of the game against Palace showcased his immense potential.
This victory was a vital one for Liverpool, who have now climbed to the top of the Premier League table, albeit by a narrow margin. With key players returning to form and a renewed sense of momentum, the Reds will be aiming to maintain their title charge in the second half of the season.