Mohamed Salah continues to vindicate himself arguably one of the greatest ‘one-season wonders’ in recent times.
150 games in and Salah’s individual statistics in front of goal are nothing shy of eye-watering.
Jurgen Klopp never could have hoped nor believed Salah was capable of such devestating numbers when the Egyptian walked through the Anfield doors in 2017.
Since his £34 million (BBC) signing, Salah’s goal contributions for Liverpool are only bettered by Lionel Messi. In his 150 Liverpool appearances, the former Chelsea forward has been directly involved in 134 goals.
According to El Desmarque, Salah has been the subject of interest of both Barcelona and Real Madrid ahead of the upcoming transfer window and with the forwards’ devastating numbers this is far from a surprise
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Despite not being a direct striker, Salah still boasts better statistically than the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Robert Lewandowski.
For a third successive season, he has surpassed 20 goals while in that time he has registered the Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup and Super Cup.
It’s rare that a player hits the ground running straight away yet Salah immediately set the Engish top-flight alight after an unsuccessful spell at Chelsea.
Salah’s maiden Premier League campaign at Anfield saw a record number of goals in a 38-game season, scoring 32 times for Liverpool.
He was overlooked and eventually forced out from Stamford Bridge yet in just three years on Merseyside has quickly established himself as a club legend.
Salah has won two Premier League Golden Boots and the PFA and FWA Player of the Year award since his Anfield arrival.
His 94 goals, 40 assists (per transfermarkt) are undisputed across English football and more importantly, Salah is also a key performer for the English, European and world champions.
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The next big question for Salah is whether he and Liverpool can take this team to the next level.
Liverpool have quickly become serial winners and have adopted a winning mentality that has been almost unprecedented in English football.
Klopp has stated on numerous occasions that he isn’t planning on spending big in the summer window which was also the case last season.
Liverpool were able to go one better and maintain the levels of consistency that have seen the Reds take 190 points from their previous 74 PL matches.
This was achieved all the while spending just £7.25 million on signings (Takumi Minamino and Adrian) yet Liverpool’s rivals have spent gargantuan figures and have failed to lay a glove of Klopp’s champions.
Liverpool have become a team that have become obsessed with trophies. It was seven years without silverware before Madrid 19, yet since the Reds have won the two biggest prizes in club football.
The next step and perhaps most challenging aspect of Liverpool’s history makers is whether they can replicate the same mentality and go again next season.
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