The Kop has enjoyed many goalscorers in the club’s illustrious 127-year history. They’ve had Roger Hunt, Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez, and now Mohamed Salah is the name that is echoed around the home of the European champions.
The Reds’ very-own Egyptian King has been a revelation since his £34m [BBC Sport] move from Roma in 2017. Salah has clocked up 137 appearances in three years for the club – scoring 89 goals whilst registering 38 assists.
Salah’s influence in the Premier League since his return back to England following a disappointing inaugural spell at Chelsea has been unquantifiable. The Ballon d’Or nominee claimed the PFA Player of the Year in 2018 and has won the Premier League Golden Boot in two consecutive seasons.
However, there is one particular statistic from The Anfield Wrap that perfectly epitomises just how big an impact the former Basel forward has had since returning to the top-flight.
In a new analysis conducted by the Anfield Wrap, Salah has more goals and assists since the start of 2017/18 season than any other Premier League player.
Premier League goals and assists since the start of 2017-18:
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) February 6, 2020
Considering Salah was snubbed from the PFA Team of the Year for 2018/19 and has been overlooked for all the individual awards this campaign it is worth considering some of the names the Egypt international has usurped in terms of goal contributions.
The 27-year-old has a better return-rate in front of goal than Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang since his arrival on Merseyside three years ago.
Time and time again Salah continues to prove he is perhaps the greatest ‘one-season-wonder’ that has ever graced the Premier League. The Champions League-winning forward is currently the league leaders’ top-scorer this season with 18 goals and nine assists in 33 appearances.
He is also embarking on a quite-ridiculous run of 33-consecutive league victories. Salah was absent the last time Liverpool dropped points in the top-flight – a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford back in October.
Salah also recently eclipsed former Reds hero Suarez in terms of league goals after registering his 70th Liverpool league strike during the European champions’ 4-0 victory at Southampton.
The Premier League is truly blessed to have a player of Salah’s calibre as an advert for English football. Sadly for the Reds’ irreplaceable No.11, supporters outside of Liverpool may never fully understand the player’s impact on the division until he potentially decides to one day pursue a new challenge.