Salah sets record, Madrid hit six

Mohamed Salah hit a record-breaking 32nd Premier League goal on the final day of the season as Liverpool clinched fourth, after Gareth Bale had struck twice for rampant Madrid.

Mohamed Salah celebrates his 32nd goal of the Premier League season
Mohamed Salah celebrates his 32nd goal of the Premier League season ©Getty Images
  • Liverpool seal fourth in Premier League on last day
  • Salah sets record with 32nd goal of the campaign
  • Madrid hit six in final home game of the season
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Sunday

Liverpool 4-0 Brighton
Last six games in all competitions (most recent first): WLLDWD

Jürgen Klopp's side secured fourth spot in the Premier League – and a return to the UEFA Champions League group stage next season – after a comfortable win on the final day. Mohamed Salah got the ball rolling with a record-breaking effort, notching his 32nd goal in the elite this term – beating the previous best for a 38-game season of 31 set by Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suárez.

The Reds were not finished there, and they doubled their lead before half-time via a Dejan Lovren header. Dominic Solanke and Andy Robertson then hit their first goals for the club after the break to ensure a successful day for Liverpool in their 1,000th Premier League match.

Saturday

Gareth Bale struck twice for Madrid
Gareth Bale struck twice for Madrid©AFP/Getty Images

Real Madrid 6-0 Celta Vigo
Last six games in all competitions (most recent first): WLDDWW

Zinédine Zidane opted to rest captain Sergio Ramos while Cristiano Ronaldo remained sidelined by a sprained ankle, but his Madrid side responded with their joint biggest victory of the season in their final home game. Gareth Bale scored the first two – the Welshman now has four goals in his last four matches – with Isco making it 3-0 in the 32nd minute, his second club strike since 3 February.

Nineteen-year-old defender Acharaf Hakimi added a fourth, his second effort for Madrid, before a Sergi Gómez own goal and Toni Kroos completed the win. It was the German's fifth Liga goal of the season, his best haul since moving to Madrid in 2014.

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