Only Sergio Aguero and Thierry Henry have a better strike rate than Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and they played as strikers.
When he arrived in the Premier League in 2017, not many expected him to make the impact he has. Even Liverpool fans had no idea he would develop into as fearsome a forward as he has.
He got 44 goals in his first season. Forty-four. Playing on the right-hand side of one of the most fluid attacks in Europe. They romped their way to the Champions League final where he was robbed of the chance to make history by a poor challenge from Sergio Ramos.
Salah also got 16 assists that season to show he is not just a goal-scorer.
He now has 147 goals for Liverpool in 225 games which is more than he managed for AS Roma, Fiorentina, Chelsea, Basel and El Mokawloon combined.
The most astonishing stat, however, is that he has the third-highest minutes per-goal ratio in Premier League history.
He averages a goal every 127 minutes and this season, he is scoring a goal every 90.09 minutes. Even better, he’s got a goal or an assist every 63.9 minutes and has only failed to directly contribute to a goal on two occasions against two of the most stubborn sides in the world in Atletico Madrid and Burnley.
Liverpool signed Salah for just £34m and that’s looking like one of the biggest bargains of all time. Of course, there have been players for cheaper, but rarely has one gone on to be as good as he has over such a prolonged period of time.