Mohamed Salah has been in scintillating form this season and with 29 goals in all competitions, is on the verge of setting an impressive record for Liverpool.
When it was announced that Mohamed Salah had signed for the Reds in the summer for what was then a club record transfer fee of £37 million, fans were pleased but not over the moon.
With mainstream media labeling the Egyptian as a ‘Chelsea Flop’ before his stint in Italy with Roma and Fiorentina, there were supporters that weren’t convinced he could translate his form in the Serie A to the rigorous Premier League.
Of course, Jose Mourinho only played Salah a total of 18 times so it isn’t really fair to judge him on his time at Stamford Bridge. Having played 35 times so far for Liverpool, the true Mohamed Salah is clear for all to see.
According to data provided by statistician Andrew Beasley, Mohamed Salah could impress the football world even more against Porto in the Champions League tonight.
Having scored 29 goals for Liverpool so far this season, the Egyptian is just one away from joining an elite list of players who played for the Merseyside club that have scored 30 goals in a single campaign.
Beasley wrote on Twitter that Salah only needs to score one goal in his next six appearances, a relative dry spell for the no.11, to rank second on the list of players to have scored 30+ goals ranked by goal per game.
Mohamed Salah is on the brink of joining a very impressive list of names. pic.twitter.com/vesspHMNla
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) February 13, 2018
However, if he scores a brace tonight against Porto, not only will he join the elite group of Merseyside marksmen, he will jump to the top of the list as far as goals per game is concerned. Salah’s goal to game ratio is currently 0.83.
The likes of Ian Rush, Roger Hunt, Robbie Fowler and Luis Suarez are all on that list – and Salah can jump ahead of them.
Of course, Salah will have a hard time of beating Rush’s record of 47 goals in a single season for Liverpool but with plenty football to play still this season, who knows what the electric Egyptian can produce between now and May?