A look at the numbers behind Liverpool's Mo Salah's star performance on the opening weekend of the season. Mohamed Salah is the first player ever to score on the opening day of four consecutive league seasons for Liverpool. The Egyptian was the only player to score a hat-trick across the top European Leagues this weekend (3 goals, 9 shots). Salah was the first Liverpool player to score a hat-trick on MD1 of an English top-flight season since John Aldridge against Charlton Athletic in 1988-89. His first goal in the game was his 50th Premier League home goal – only Alan Shearer reached this tally in the league in fewer games.