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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is the 4th fastest to reach 50 goals in Premier League history

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah is the 4th fastest to reach 50 goals in Premier League history

JASON CAIRNDUFF

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Mohamed Salah's second-half brace against Crystal Palace moved Liverpool towards a key victory and brought up a notable landmark.

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah scored his 50th Premier League goal to inspire a 4-3 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Salah becmomes the joint-fourth quickest player to reach the landmark in the history of the competition.

Premier League - Liverpool v Crystal PalaceMohamed Salah levels against Palace

Salah on target twice against Palace

Jürgen Klopp's side were behind at half-time on Salah's 72nd Premier League appearance before he prodded home number 49 on the volley to make it 1-1. And the Egypt international capitalised upon an error from Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni to put Liverpool 3-2 ahead 15 minutes from time. Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mané were also on target.

Liverpool FC v Crystal Palace - Premier LeagueMohamed Salah - 50 Premier League goals in 72 matches

Cole, Shearer and Van Nistelrooy

Andy Cole has the quickest to a Premier League half-century, reaching the landmark after 65 appearances – one fewer than Alan Shearer and three better than another Manchester United hero, Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Salah is the joint-fasted Liverpool player to 50, level with Fernando Torres, while ex-Anfield favourite Luis Suárez now move down to 10th place.

Fewest matches to score 50 Premier League goals

10. Luis Suarez (86)

9. Diego Costa (85)

=7. Kevin Phillips (83)

=7. Thierry Henry (83)

6. Sergio Aguero (81)

=4. Fernando Torres (72)

=4. Mohamed Salah (72)

3. Ruud van Nistelrooy (68)

2. Alan Shearer (66)

1. Andrew Cole (65)