Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has praised the form of Mohamed Salah throughout the season.
Salah hit another milestone yesterday, scoring his 30th goal of the season as the Reds beat Brentford 1-0. It marks the third year in a row that the Egyptian has hit that number. And speaking to LFCTV after full-time yesterday, Alisson gave his thoughts on his superstar teammate.
“Mo is amazing, So many people can talk about the team this season that nobody was in a good mood, in a good way to play, but Mo keeps delivering for us,” said the goalkeeper.
“He’s one of the players that helps us to stay on the fights we are fighting, keep fighting for European competitions. He’s always there to help us, we need him a lot and he knows that. I’m really happy for him and I hope he breaks all the records possible and helps us to win trophies.”
Yesterday’s goal against Brentford also moved Salah level in fifth with Steven Gerrard in the club’s all-time goal stakes. It was the ninth game in a row he’s scored in at Anfield – no one’s ever done that before – and his 100th on Liverpool’s home ground. We’re witnessing greatness.
More records for Mo
What more is their to say about Mohamed Salah? The man is well and truly one of the Liverpool greats. He’s been written off more times than we’d care to mention, but he always answers those critics with gusto.
As long as he’s still at Anfield, records will continue to tumble. It’s obviously unlikely that he’ll ever top Ian Rush’s all-time goal record of 346, but he’s going to give it a go.
Assuming for a moment that Mo doesn’t sign another extension to his current deal, that leaves him two more seasons to get 160 goals. Yeah, not going to happen.
But given that he’s bagged 30 now in each of the last three campaigns, you’d imagine he’d have scored around 250 by that time. That would install him as the third highest scorer in Liverpool’s illustrious history.
We shouldn’t rule out Salah staying beyond 2025, though. If he’s still putting up numbers like this with his 33rd birthday around the corner, then Liverpool would be foolish to let him go.
At his current rate, Mo would have to stay at Anfield until 2028 to break Rush’s record. That feels unlikely to happen, but with the Egyptian King, you just can’t rule it out.