Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah has begun the hunt for the golden ball of the English Premier League in a spectacular fashion by scoring a hattrick on the opening day in a seven-goal thriller against Leed United at Anfield.
Leeds United, who is playing high pressing football like Liverpool as well restored parity eight minutes later.
Virgil van Dijk restored Liverpool’s lead in the 20the minutes through a free header from Robertson’s corner; only for Leed to reply through Patrick Bamford. The Netherland center-back was the culprit of an error this time controlling a long Leeds’ pass into the path of the striker, who made no mistake to covert the half chance.
The affair became more interesting when Salah scored again three minutes later to end an entertaining first half. The Egyptian got a free strike from a header to his path. He made no mistake by booting the ball into the top of the net.
The visitors got back to level terms via Matusz Klich in the 66th. The strike was a brilliant one with cool control and a nice placement beyond the reach of Alisson Becker.
Salah completed his hat-trick from the spot again to seal the win for the Reds after Fabhino was felled in the box.
Mohammed Salah sets the pace for others
The Egyptian is now topping the log with three goals while fellow contestant last season Pierre-Emeric Aubameyang who finished second behind Jamie Vardy, scored one of Arsenal’s 3 goals against Fulham at the Craven Cottage.
Last season golden ball winner, Vardy scored two goals from the spot like Salah in the 3-0 win over West Brom. He is behind the Egyptian with one goal.
As Salah leads the premier league in scoring for the first week of the 2020 season, here are the top ten scorers so far.