Mohamed Salah has proved himself to be Liverpool’s best forward over the past decade.
Since joining the club in 2017 he has brought more than anyone could have imagined.
The Egyptian international scored a brace against Watford this weekend to take his goals tally to 84 goals in 126 games.
With such an incredible stat to his name, Salah is undoubtedly the best Liverpool forward to play at Anfield in the past 10-years.
Even the most optimistic Liverpool fan couldn’t have predicted the success Salah has enjoyed at Anfield. His debut campaign was truly magnificent, and he quickly become one of the best players in world football. The 27-year-old scored an incredible 44 goal in 52 games during his first season on Merseyside.
Since then Salah has maintained the extremely high standards he set by scoring 27 goals last season as he helped Liverpool to a Champions League trophy and a club record Premier League points haul. So far, this season has been no different. Despite struggling with injury Salah is the clubs joint top goal scorer and on course to help us end our 30-year wait for a league title.
Liverpool have been blessed with some great strikers over the past 10 years and Salah does have some competition to be named the decades best.
Luis Suarez is perhaps one of the best players to ever put on a Liverpool shirt full stop. The 32-year-old Uruguayan joined the Reds in 2011 and spent three years at the club before moving to Barcelona. During that time, he became a fan favourite and with very good reason.
In 133 Liverpool games he contributed 82 goals which was the decades best until this past weekend. Despite his disciplinary issues and off the field antics he is still held in high regard around Merseyside. But he’ll now have to take a back seat to Salah in relation to Liverpool best player of the decade.
Before Suarez, was Fernando Torres. The now retired Spanish striker played his best football at Liverpool before the decade even began but didn’t actually leave the club until 2011. On his day Torres was simply unplayable, just asked Nemanja Vidic. However, towards the end of his time at Anfield a decline was clearly visible.
In hindsight Liverpool did well to get £50m for him from Chelsea, although fans will never forgive Torres for making the move. Despite his disloyalty Torres was an elite level striker at Anfield, scoring 81 goals in 133 games for the club. The Reds have been so blessed with strikers over the past 10 years Torres is just our third best of the decade.