• Mohamed Salah scored in Liverpool's 1-1 with Manchester City
  • Gabriel Jesus scored for Man City in Sunday's game
  • Liverpool are currently placed third in the table

Mohamed Salah matched Fernando Torres and Robbie Fowler in a Liverpool FC record in the Premier League with his strike in his side’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City Sunday.

After the challenge of Man City defender Kyle Walker put down Sadio Mane early in the first half, Liverpool were handed a penalty. It was successfully converted into a goal by Salah despite the home side’s goalkeeper Ederson going the right way.

With that strike, Mohamed Salah has now scored eight times in eight games in the 2020-21 Premier League season. Only Fowler and Torres have reached this mark, in the 1995-96 and 2009-10 campaigns, respectively, according to leading world sports data company Opta.

Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus netted the equalizer for Man City in the 31st minute. The young forward from Sao Paulo received the ball from Kevin De Bruyne before he turned past Trent Alexander-Arnold brilliantly and thrust the ball past Liverpool’s shot-stopper Alisson Becker.

Just before the half-time break, Pep Guardiola’s men had a golden chance to go 2-1 up after VAR adjudged that De Bruyne’s cross had touched Liverpool center-back Joe Gomez’s arm. While Man City was given a penalty, De Bruyne missed the kick, leaving his teammates distressed. According to Opta, De Bruyne’s missed penalty was the first to miss the target completely in a Premier League game since October 2018, when Man City’s Riyad Mahrez botched a penalty kick against the same opponents at Anfield.

Overall, in the ongoing season, Salah has netted 10 goals in 13 competitive appearances, including two in the UEFA Champions League. He is the leading goal scorer for the Reds ahead of Diogo Jota with seven goals, Sadio Mane with five goals, and Takumi Minamino with three goals.

Mohamed Salah's late penalty secured a 2-0 win for Liverpool against Midtjylland
Mohamed Salah POOL / PHIL NOBLE

Speaking about the game to BBC Match of the Day after the final whistle, Klopp said, "It was an interesting game - a lot of tactical stuff on the pitch. Both teams played with an incredible energy level to close the other team down and use the few opportunities. I thought it was a top, top, top game. The plan is always to start fast, stay fast, and finish fast - but that is not always possible. City are a top team."

Liverpool are currently placed third in the Premier League table. After the ongoing international break, Klopp's side is scheduled to take on Leicester City on Nov. 21 at Anfield.