Egyptian international striker Mohamed Salah joined a private club of players who scored 100 or more goals in the English Premier League “Premier League”, when he opened the scoring for his team against Leeds in the match that ended with an outright 3-0 victory, Sunday.
Salah’s goals came as follows: 82 with his favorite left foot, 12 with his right and 6 goals with his head. He also scored 94 goals from within the region and 6 from outside the region.
Salah (29 years old) has become the 30th player to achieve this feat. He scored his 100 goals in 162 games, including 98 goals with Liverpool in 149 games. Only 4 players have succeeded in overcoming the 100 goal barrier in fewer matches, and they are Alan Shearer (124 games), Harry Kane (141), Argentine Sergio Aguero (147) and French Thierry Henry (160).
He scored his first goal in the English Premier League against Chelsea, specifically against Arsenal, during his team’s landslide victory over its neighbor with a clean six on March 22, 2014, and left the London team heading to Rome after playing 13 games in its ranks and scoring two goals.
In his first season with Liverpool (2017-2018), Salah scored 23 goals before the end of the year, equaling the previous record in the name of a Liverpool player, Roger Hunt, who has been steadfast for 46 years at the time.
Yesterday, 2,932 days after scoring his first goal in the English Premier League, Salah reached the number 100 when he opened the scoring with a left-footed ball against Leeds after a perfect cross pass from Trent Alexander-Arnold.
His German coach, Jurgen Klopp, praised him, saying, “The record that Salah possesses is crazy. I don’t know how many records he can break, but he is determined to do so.”
Salah played 207 matches with Liverpool in various competitions, in which he scored 128 goals and 45 assists.
“What a player he is and still hungry,” Klopp continued. I saw him in the dressing room when we worried about Harvey Elliott being injured but he wasn’t happy because he could have scored one or two more goals during the game. This is the quality of elite players.”
“Since he joined our team, he has been an exemplary player, a world-class player.”
Former Tottenham and England midfielder Tim Sherwood and now TV commentator described Salah as having “icy nerves” in front of goal and said “he has ice in his veins”.
Despite setting several records since his move to Liverpool, Salah does not want to stop here, but rather is chasing after more. His next goal is the record for the best African scorer in the English Premier League, recorded by Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba (104 goals).
He has recently surpassed prominent African players, most notably the Togolese Emmanuel Adebayor (97 goals with Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham), noting that his Senegalese colleague Sadio Mane is only three goals behind him, where he also has 97 goals (with Southampton and Liverpool).
As for the long-term, the Egyptian star wants to break the record of former Liverpool legend and captain Steven Gerrard (currently the Scottish coach of Rangers), who scored 120 goals in the Premier League. It seems that nothing is impossible for him.
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