Mohamed Salah was only on the pitch at Selhurst Park for just under 40 minutes.
Anyone who has seen the Egyptian star on a regular basis will know full-well that is more than enough time for him to leave his mark.
He struck twice against Crystal Palace and provided an assist.
Salah is a model of sustained brilliance and has been throughout the entirety of his Liverpool tenure.
In just 173 appearances for the Reds, Salah has clocked up a whopping 110 goals. He has also won the Premier League, Champions League, Club World Cup and Super Cup in that time also.
Even in the midst of the frankly chaotic and ridiculous year that has been 2020, Salah has matched his impressive levels of production.
In the 30 league matches Salah has featured in this year, he has scored a stunning 23 goals.
In fact, Salah is the only Premier League player to have scored more times than Bruno Fernandes since the Manchester United star joined the English top-flight back in January.
He could have scored more
Perhaps what is most frightening in regards to Salah’s abnormal statistical output, is the fact he probably should have more.
This season, he is currently averaging 3.6 shots per game, as per WhoScored – only Harry Kane and Patrick Bamford average more.
If he had started and played the full 90 minutes against Crystal Palace, he could well have scored five or six.
There are no complaints at all from Liverpool fans about Salah’s contribution this season. He already has 16 goals and 4 assists in 2020/21.
If he can maintain such a devastating reign of form over his next 20 to 40 game, then it is certainly a frightening proposition for the rest of the league.
Right now, there is no evidence that Salah’s performance levels are at risk of dropping off.
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