Salah targets another opening-weekend goal record

13 Jun 2022
Mohamed Salah v Norwich

Liverpool star will be seeking to overtake Hall of Fame trio for goals scored on Matchweek 1

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Mohamed Salah will be setting his sights on another season-opener record for Liverpool when they face newly promoted Fulham in their first fixture of the 2022/23 campaign.

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With his goal in the Reds' 3-0 victory at Norwich City last August, Salah became the first player to score in five successive opening-weekend matches and for the fourth year in a row, Jurgen Klopp's men will open a campaign against a promoted side.

It also moved him to within one of the record for the number of goals scored on the opening weekend of the season held jointly by Hall of Fame inductees Alan ShearerFrank Lampard and Wayne Rooney, who are tied on eight.

Salah is not the only player eyeing his place in the Matchweek 1 record books, as Jamie Vardy is also in contention.

The Leicester City striker struck his seventh opening-weekend goal in 10 seasons to earn a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers last season and will face Brentford in the the Foxes' first match.

Both Fulham and Brentford will have their work cut out to nullify the threat of the league's two fastest starters.

Most Matchweek 1 goals
Player Goals
Alan Shearer 8
Frank Lampard 8
Wayne Rooney 8
Mohamed Salah 7
Jamie Vardy 7
Teddy Sheringham 7
Sergio Aguero 7
Louis Saha 6
Didier Drogba 6
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Part 1: Test your knowledge of opening-day fixtures
Part 2: Promoted clubs will eye history after Fixture Release Day
Part 3: Can Man City avoid another false start?
Part 4: Does another goal fest beckon to kick off 2022/23?
Part 6: Can Klopp extend his unbeaten opening-day record? 
Part 7: Forest the team to fear on opening day?

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