Mohamed Salah wrote himself even further into Liverpool’s record books vs Brentford on Saturday. The Egyptian is truly something special.
Mohamed Salah is already in the Liverpool record books, of course. He’s been scoring at a ridiculous rate every since arriving at Anfield for £34m and is one of the greatest we’ve ever seen.
No one, for instance, has a better games per goal ratio for Liverpool than Salah. Not any of the greats you can think of – the Egyptian tops the lot.
But Saturday saw Salah reach two more milestones for Liverpool as he continues to overtake club legends.
Salah is now out on his own in the top 10 goalscorers in Liverpool’s history. He drew level with Sam Raybould last week on 130 goals but his Brentford strike makes him outright as 10th all-time.
He’s 20 goals behind 9th-place Harry Chambers – a figure he’ll fancy reaching this season. Then comes Michael Owen on 158. Again, Salah could potentially reach that mark if he continues his current form.
Kenny Dalglish’s 172 puts the King in 7th. That will likely take Salah a couple of seasons – assuming he sticks around long-term.
The goal against Brentford was also Salah’s 100th league goal for Liverpool. He’s hit that mark faster than any player in the club’s history – just.
It’s taken the 29-year-old 151 games to score 100 league goals. That puts him just one ahead of Roger Hunt, who reached the mark in 152. It’s worth mentioning that Hunt scored his in the second division, however.
Gordon Hodgson did it in 167, Ian Rush in 168 and Jack Parkinson in 173 to round out the top five.
Salah’s done something special here, then.
Well, we mentioned that Salah can climb the top-10 rankings this season. He could also enter the top-10 for league goals.
Owen and Dalglish sit in joint-10th on 118. Salah should just need to continue his Premier League average to reach that mark this season, then.
With how well he’s started the season, we’ll back him to do it.