Jurgen Klopp sets Mohamed Salah next challenge after latest record of reaching 100 league goals for Liverpool

However, the Egyptian’s strike could only earn the Reds a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw with newly-promoted Brentford.

Mo Salah celebrates scoring for Liverpool against Brentford with team-mate Fabinho. Picture: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Jurgen Klopp has backed Mo Salah to become the quickest player in Liverpool history to reach 150 goals after bringing up his Premier League century.

The winger was on target in the Reds' rollercoaster 3-3 draw at Brentford on Saturday.

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His 54th-minute strike ensured he became the fastest Liverpool player ever to reach a ton of league goals.

It also took his overall tally to 131 and his goals-per-game ratio at Anfield is unrivalled in the post-war era. He’s now also 10th on the all-time top scorer list.

That's why Klopp believes it's only a matter of time before Salah sets another record and clocks 150 goals.

The Liverpool boss said: “That's exceptional. I think two weeks ago he scored 100 in the league. Now 100 for Liverpool.

“We give him already the shirt with the 100 on the back – maybe we now have to give him another one.

“But exceptional, we all know that. In the future when people look back, people will speak about some players of this team 100 per cent and will speak 100 per cent as well about Mo Salah because the numbers he had are insane, incredible.

“But I know Mo and he is now in the dressing room and thinks about the two chances he missed.

“So, probably next time this will be the quickest player ever who scored 150 goals, that's the situation. But, of course, absolutely outstanding achievement, no doubt.”

‘We could have scored four or five more’

Liverpool's meeting with Brentford was a pulsating affair.

The Bees took the lead in the 27th minute through Ethan Pinnock before Diogo Jota equalised four minutes later.

Salah edged the Reds ahead nine minutes into the second half yet Thomas Frank's men hit back courtesy of Vitaly Janelt on 63 minutes.

There was to be more drama when Curtis Jones rifled home a 67th-minute thunderbolt for Klopp's men but Brentford would earn a deserved draw via Yoanne Wissa's close-range strike with eight minutes remaining.

Klopp felt Liverpool should have put the game to bed given the number of chances they created.

Liverpool dejected after their 3-3 draw against Brentford. Picture: GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images

He said: “They stayed in the game and it was really tricky for us because usually when you play that well, you can control the game better but we couldn't because the goalie chipped one ball in behind always in our last line and they did really well with these balls – with the first and second balls – so you never can really control it and that made it tricky.

“They deserved their three goals and they deserved the point. I think we could have scored more.

“They could have scored one more, we could have scored four or five more and it would have been even more spectacular. But it's fine, we got a point, they got a point, let's carry on.”

Jones’ determination

With Thiago and Naby Keita both injured, Jones was handed his first league start of the season.

The academy graduate took his chance against Brentford and is determined to stay in the starting line-up.

Curtis Jones celebrates scoring for Liverpool against Brentford. Picture: GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images

“I got the ball and came inside and it opened up, so I saw the goal and I just hit it. I was fortunate enough that it went in,” Jones told liverpoolfc.com.

“But I’m disappointed that we never came away with all three points and we’ll definitely be going for them for the next game.

“We came here and we played well but they’re a good side as well, so I thought a draw was actually fair. They’re a very good side, they were hard to play against, so fair play to Brentford.

“That’s what happens, you know – it’s the Premier League and the teams are all good. If you’re not at 100 per cent, you get punished.

“I’ve come onto the pitch twice, I’ve started twice and I’ve felt sharp. So, I’ll try my best to carry on.

“It’s very early days, of course. The gaffer has a strong team. The only thing I can do is come on and try my best.”