With the 5-0 slam against Huddersfield on Friday, Liverpool has regained its position at the top of the Premier League table.
The club lost the top seat sequel to Manchester City’s triumph in the Manchester Derby on Wednesday. Hence Jurgen Klopp’s men knew they had to be ruthless against already relegated Huddersfield to get back to the top.
The first goal from Keita, which came in at 15th second of the match was Liverpool’s fastest ever goal in the Premier League era.
The midfielder caught Jon Gorenc Stankovic in possession before receiving the ball back from Mohamed Salah and picking out the bottom corner.
The goal scored by Naby Keita was also Liverpool’s 100th goal across all competitions this season.
Sadio Mane in the 23rd minute and Salah in the 45th minute ensured that Liverpool were three goals up in the first half.
Then the duo added another goal apiece in the second half as Mane and Salah moved clear in the Golden Boot race.
Friday’s win was the 10th consecutive win for Liverpool as they put the pressure back on Manchester City ahead of the latter’s trip to Burnley on Sunday.
The lead at the top of the table has now changed hands for a record 29th time as this memorable season heads for a thrilling conclusion.