Mohamed Salah scored his 100th Premier League goal for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp’s side moved a point clear at the top of the table following a dramatic 3-3 draw at Frank Onyeka’s Brentford on Saturday.
The Egyptian forward clocked up another milestone with a second-half volley that saw him reach a century of strikes in just 151 league matches, faster than any other player in the club’s top-flight history.
It was the headline moment in a pulsating encounter that saw the Bees open the scoring on 27 minutes. Ethan Pinnock poked home Ivan Toney’s flick at the far post after a well-worked set piece caught the visitors out down the right.
Liverpool responded and Diogo Jota headed home Jordan Henderson’s sumptuous cross just four minutes later before David Raya produced a remarkable save to deny the Portuguese forward a second after Curtis Jones’ shot came back off the post.
Salah then put the Merseysiders in front nine minutes after the restart but the hosts hit back when Vitaly Janelt bundled in from close range just past the hour.
Liverpool thought they had won it when Jones thundered home a 25-yard drive on his first Premier League start since May but substitute Yoane Wissa dinked home an equaliser eight minutes from time to earn a share of the spoils.
Liverpool will now turn their focus to Tuesday’s Champions League clash at FC Porto prior to welcoming champions Man City to Anfield next Sunday. Ninth-placed Brentford visit West Ham.