Mo Salah closing in on Lionel Messi goalscoring record

The Liverpool forward scored a brace against Southampton on Saturday to put the Reds a huge 22 points lead at the top of the Premier League table

The overwhelming goalscoring feat of the Egyptian since the past three seasons of his arrival to Anfield has come mostly from his home appearances for the Reds.

Salah's has scored more goals on home soil in the Premier League this season than any other player with 12 goals.

The two-time Premier League golden boot winner now has a total of 44 goals scored at Anfield, making him one of the most prolific goalscorers on home soil in Europe's top five leagues.

He his joint top scorer alongside Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski but trails Barcelona's Lionel Messi who has scored 51 league goals at Nou Camp.

The Reds are yet to lose a match in the Premier League this season and have taken steady advantage of City's inconsistency to stay top of the competition's standing with a massive 22 points.

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