Mohamed Salah is now 150 games into his Liverpool career. 134 goals and assists later, he’s undoubtedly an all-time Liverpool great.
Salah played his 150th game in Liverpool red against Arsenal on Wednesday. Now, it certainly wasn’t the way he hoped to celebrate as the Reds sunk to a 2-1 defeat despite dominating the game.
But still, it’s a fantastic milestone for Salah and he’s the 145th player to reach it (per LFChitsory.net). Two more and he matches Neil Ruddock on the list – but we can safely say we’ll remember Salah with more fondness.
What a time Salah has had at Liverpool. It began with a bang as he broke the Premier League record for goals in a 38-game season, scoring 32 times in his debut season.
And in all honesty, that’s the least successful season he’s had. Now, that season obviously earned him unprecedented plaudits on an individual level. Salah won the rare hat-trick of PFA Player of the Year, Premier League Player of the Year, and Football Writers’ Player of the Year, for instance.
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But it’s the team success that set Salah apart from most. His second season saw him help deliver the Champions League trophy, as well as a 97-point league season.
And, individually, a second consecutive Premier League Golden Boot.
The third campaign has seen the Premier League trophy finally arrive at Anfield, too, and Salah more than played his part in that. His 19 league goals have him fourth on the top-scorers list right now, and he’s got another nine assists on top of that.
That’s 28 goals and assists – a figure only Kevin De Bruyne can better with 29.
There’s little doubting it, then. Salah is an all-time Liverpool great, with a record that matches or betters nearly everyone in the club’s history.
Salah has the third-best scoring record after 150 games, for one thing. Only Jack Parkinson, who played for the club between 1903 and 1914, and Roger Hunt can better it. Parkinson with 95 and Hunt with 102.
And while Hunt can certainly claim to be the greatest goalscorer in Liverpool’s history, his start for the club did come in the Second Division.
Salah had delivered 94 goals, 40 assists (per transfermarkt), the Champions League and the Premier League over his first 150 games. Exactly where he sits on the pantheon of Liverpool greats is certainly up for debate. But what isn’t, is that he’s in that debate.
Salah is a Liverpool legend – no question. And he’s not even done.