KEY POINTS

  • Liverpool thrashed Everton 4-1 at Goodison Park
  • Salah netted a brace in the game
  • Henderson opened the scoring for Liverpool

Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson reached special milestones in Liverpool FC's 4-1 win over Everton in the Premier League on Wednesday. 

Salah, who has arguably been in the form of his life, added two more goals to his account as he scored the Reds' second and third goals at Goodison Park. Salah has become the first Liverpool player to score twice in an away Merseyside derby since Fernando Torres in September 2008, according to Opta Joe. 

The Egypt national has also been directly involved in at least one goal in each of his last 12 Premier League appearances (11 goals, 7 assists) and he is only the third player to do so after Stan Collymore (12, March-August 1995) and Jamie Vardy (15, August - December 2015).

Meanwhile, Liverpool captain Henderson, who opened the scoring in the match, is the first Reds player to score and assist at Goodison Park in the same Premier League game since his predecessor Steven Gerrard in December 2005.

In the ongoing campaign, Salah has already netted 19 goals in as many matches, along with seven assists across all competitions. 

In a post-match interview, when Salah was quizzed about his goal target, the 29-year-old forward said his utmost priority is to win the Premier League and the Champions League once again with Liverpool. 

"Hopefully many more! My first target is to win something with the club: Champions League, Premier League, hopefully, both. That's the main target for everyone. It's a great result. To come here and win the game, play good football and score four goals is unbelievable. It's something positive we take from the game," Salah said in an interview with Amazon Prime, Liverpool's official website showed. 

22 reasons to cheer: Mohamed Salah (2nd right) and Jordan Henderson (left) scored in Liverpool's victory over Southampton 22 reasons to cheer: Mohamed Salah (2nd right) and Jordan Henderson (left) scored in Liverpool's victory over Southampton Photo: AFP / Paul ELLIS

With 31 points from 14 matches, Liverpool remain third in the 2021-22 Premier League table, two behind leaders Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp's side will next travel to West Midlands to face off against Wolves on Saturday. Following that, Liverpool will make a trip to Milan for their Champions League group fixture. With five out of five wins, the Reds have already sealed a place in the Round of 16 of the European competition.