Congratulations, Mohamed Salah! As the Egyptian scored on the 1-3 win over Southampton, he became the fastest player to score 50 goals for Liverpool in the Premier League era! When he started from his field of defense and only stopped when he scored Liverpool’s goal against Southampton, Mohamed Salah reached a mark that no one has ever reached in the club’s history. Never before in the history of the Premier League – since 1992 – has a Reds player reached the 50 goals in the tournament so fast. Hence, the Egyptian needed 69 games. And he could have done it earlier, as he faced eight games without scoring.
So, Salah overcame the record of the Spaniard Fernando Torres, who reached the 50 goals in the competition with the Liverpool shirt after 72 matches. The Uruguayan Luis Suárez appears next in the ranking, with 86. In all the history of the Premier, the number 11 is behind only two legends of English football: Alan Shearer and Ruud van Nistelrooy. They managed to score 50 goals in 66 and 68 games consecutively.
He now joins a group of great Liverpool players in history. “Only” Suarez, Sturridge, Gerrard, Kuyt, Owen, Fernando Torres, Fowler… Fair play, Egyptian King!
– It’s special. After nine games, I’m very happy to score a goal that helps the team. That is the most important thing for us. – Mohamed Salah
He could have passed to Firmino, who looked the ideal one to score. After all, Mo was asked if he did not think about giving the ball to the Brazilian, the Egyptian was categorical.
‘Not at all! I think, as a striker, you always have to score. I’m always thinking about scoring goals. I just made the decision to shoot and score. I’m happy about it ”
After all, the Egyptian reached the 21 goals in 43 games this season. 18 goals in 33 matches in the current edition of the English Premier League, which has the Argentine Sergio Aguero as top scorer with 19 goals. Will Salah overcome Aguero and get the Golden Boot this season again? Let’s see! Aguero is playing a good football, but I back Mo Salah!