Mohamed Salah is closing in on joining the Premier League ‘100 club’. The Liverpool forward may hit the mark this weekend.
Mohamed Salah currently sits on 98 Premier League goals as he closes in on the ‘100 club’. That being the list of players with 100 goals in the competition, of course.
There’s a good chance that Salah hits the milestone at the weekend vs Burnely, then. In fact, if he continues the form he showed against Norwich City, you’d back him to do it.
It would represent the latest proof that Salah is one of the greatest goalscorers the Premier League has seen in some time. After all, he’s only six goals away from Didier Drogba – a renowned forward who played nine seasons in England.
Salah is only starting his sixth – if you include his failed 12 months with Chelsea.
Other Reds to hit 100
Salah would be the eighth player to represent Liverpool and reach 100 Premier League goals. Not all of them have done it while wearing Red, however.
Top of the pile is Robbie Fowler, who scored the bulk of his 163 goals with Liverpool and sits 8th on the Premier League list. Michael Owen is then two places down with 150 – again, most of which came with the Reds.
The 15th and 16th places belong to Robbie Keane and Nicolas Anelka respectively. Both spent very brief periods with Liverpool.
18th is Steven Gerrard with 120. All of his came with the club, of course.
110 goals earn Emile Heskey 23rd place. 39 of those came with Liverpool. Peter Crouch is then in 25th with 108 goals – he scored 22 with the Reds.
Who else is close?
Sadio Mane is also very, very close. Liverpool’s no.10 has 95 Premier League goals and could hit the 100 mark over the next few weeks.
In fact, only Raheem Sterling – another ex-Red – is between him and Salah of active players.
Next for Liverpool is, unsurprisingly, Roberto Firmino. He’s 65th on the list with 67 goals. It would take some sensational seasons for him to reach 100, though.