Mohamed Salah has begun the 2020/21 season in scintillating fashion.
The Egyptian international is rightly lauded as one of the best forwards in world football, and the statistics this season support such a notion.
Despite Liverpool’s indifferent start to the season both on and off the pitch, Salah has been one of the club’s most consistent performers.
According to data from WhoScored.com, Salah ranks top in terms of shots per game this season in the Premier League.
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Salah has made an average of 4.8 shots per game for Liverpool this season, the joint-highest total in the English top-flight.
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Only Harry Kane averages the same output, although Salah has one more goal to his name than the Tottenham Hotspur striker.
In Liverpool’s opening six matches, Salah has scored six goals for the Premier League champions as he looks to become the club’s top-scorer for a fourth consecutive season at Anfield.
It is Salah’s consistency in front of goal which almost makes him undroppable and has made it difficult for the likes of Diogo Jota, Takumi Minamino, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi to break into the team.
Who else has been contributing statistically?
In the Premier League, Sadio Mane is not far behind Salah, averaging four shots per game. He has four goals and one assist in the league this season.
Mane, 28, also come out on top in another key statistical component as the Senegalese international has been fouled more than any other player this season, winning on average 3.8 fouls per game for his team.
Beyond that, Salah also ranked in the top-10 in terms of chances created. On average, the former Chelsea forward has clocked up 2.8 chances for his team per game – only Kevin de Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Ben Chilwell, Jack Grealish and Ryan Fredericks have more.
Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold also made the top-20 averaging two chances per game respectively. Andy Robertson finished just four places below the Liverpool duo with an average of 1.7 key passes PG.
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