Mohamed Salah is breaking records for fun these days. Here are three more the Liverpool legend could break in the 2021/22 season.
Mohamed Salah has a lot of records under his belt at this point – more than we can remember. Recent ones include becoming the fastest Liverpool player to 100 Premier League goals, of course.
But just how many more could he break across 2021/22? We have a look at three that he really should make his own.
Champions League goals
Salah will almost certainly break Steven Gerrard’s record for Champions League goals this season. The Egyptian is now only one goal behind the former captain’s record of 30.
In fact, there’s a good chance he equals that in his very next Champions League fixture. By the end of the group stage? We’d be shocked if Salah doesn’t hold that record.
We should point one thing out, though – this is the record for Champions League goals and includes Gerrard’s goals in qualifiers. Salah only had to play in two of those after a rule change (and did score once).
Gerrard is also the all-time scorer for all European competition with 41, given his games in the Europa League. As good as Salah is, another 12 this season is a big ask.
African Premier League scorer
This one is pretty much guaranteed, too. The African player with the most goals in Premier League history is currently Didier Drogba with 104.
Salah is on 102, so we’ll back him to have that record by the end of October, honestly.
We’ll also point out that Drogba did that in over 250 games for Chelsea, whereas Salah has played under 170 for Liverpool & the Blues. Just how high can he set that record?
Premier League goals by a wide player
This one is perhaps a little debatable. Salah, of course, isn’t a centre-forward and that makes him a rarity in the Premier League top scorers list.
In fact, there are more centre-midfielders with 100 goals than wide players.
Only one recognised winger/outside forward has more goals than Salah at this point – Ryan Giggs. The Manchester United legend scored 109 over the 20+ year career.
Salah might have that one by the end of the year. It’ll only take him a few months at his current rate, actually.
Now, the Egyptian is certainly a more goal-ready player than Giggs, who was an out-and-out winger. But it’s still further evidence that Salah is doing something special here – the Premier League hasn’t seen anything like it.