28 Apr Liverpool news: Keita sets club Premier League record for fastest goal
The Reds scored only 15 moments in after the Guinean pushed a mistake and found the internet to give them an early benefit
Liverpool did not waste any time at establishing the tone from Huddersfield in their Premier League competition on Friday using a goal after only 15 minutes.
The Reds came to down weekend from the title race with a stage to Manchester City with only three matches remaining for every club.
A game against already-relegated Huddersfield in Anfield provided Liverpool the chance to take the entire 3 points and place pressure on the reigning champions before City’s trip to Burnley on Sunday.
And Liverpool took instant advantage of a mistake from the Terriers to provide the Anfield faithful something to cheer in under half a moment.
Shortly after kickoff, Naby Keita pushed Jon Gorenc Stankovic within his own half, nicked the ball away from the midfielder and hauled it to the route of Mohamed Salah.
Salah subsequently played Keita in and though the midfielder scuffed his shot a little, the positioning took it beyond Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossloff the post and to the internet.
The aim was clocked as forthcoming in only 15 minutes, making it the quickest goal Liverpool have scored in their Premier League history.
The prior fastest on album for the Reds arrived 2011 from Fulham, when Maxi Rodriguez discovered the web in only 32 seconds.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 26, 2019
It’s been a week of lightning-quick Premier League targets as Shane Long broke the league mark with a hit for Southampton against Watford in only seven minutes, breaking the former record of 9. 82 moments by Ledley King for Tottenham from Bradford in 2000.
The aim was Keita’s third for Liverpool with three coming from the month of April since the midfielder appears to have discovered his form to get the club in the company end of this year.
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While Huddersfield settled down a little to place Liverpool under some strain after the first attack, the Reds could come across the next target as nicely when Sadio Mane led home an Andy Robertson cross to make it 2-0.
This target took somewhat longer for Liverpool to locate, together with Mane doubling the benefit in the 23rd moment of this competition. Salah subsequently introduced a third for Liverpool at first-half stoppage time.
Mane and Salah every added another target following half-time since the Reds cruised to a 5-0 win at Anfield.