Three Liverpool players reached milestones on Saturday as the Reds beat Crystal Palace 3-0 at Anfield. This group just keeps making history.
The most talked-about milestone from the game was Sadio Mane reaching 100 goals for Liverpool. His opening strike brought up the number as he anticipated the goalkeeper’s save expertly.
Mane is the 18th Reds to reach the mark, with only eight players above him boasting better games per goal ratios. We’ll back him to move past John Barnes and Jack Blamer this season, too.
It’s also worth noting that his goal moved Mane onto 98 Premier League goals, scored across spells with Liverpool and Southampton. He’s nearing the ‘100 club’, then, just days after Mohamed Salah reached that mark.
Speaking of Salah, the Egyptian made a little bit of history himself. His second-half goal was his 130th in Liverpool Red and that makes him the club’s joint 10th all-time top scorer.
He moves level with Sam Raybould – a Liverpool title-winner who played for the club between 1900 and 1907. Salah hits the 130-goal mark in 17 fewer games, however.
Harry Chambers now sits above Salah and another brilliant season should see the 29-year-old move past Chambers’ 150 goals. In fact, if Salah can put in another 30-goal season, he’d overtake Michael Owen as Liverpool’s 8th all-time top scorer.
Basically, Salah is incredible and we’re witnessing a historically great goalscorer every week.
Henderson made it to 200 games as Liverpool captain against Palace to complete our milestones. The skipper is the 7th man to reach the mark.
“Very proud to captain this club for the 200th time today and even sweeter to get the 3 points!” he wrote on Twitter after the game.
The 30-year-old is just eight appearances behind Sami Hyppia as captain – a mark he should comfortably hit before the end of 2021. Then he should have the legendary Alex Raisbeck in his sights.
Raisbeck – unquestionably one of Liverpool’s all-time greatest players – captained the Reds for 267 games. Henderson’s new contract means he should break that mark one day and move into the top five.
As for the no.1 spot – we can’t imagine anyone will ever break Steven Gerrard’s record of 472. The fact that Henderson has lived up to his former teammate is something truly special.