The 2021–22 season will be Liverpool Football Club’s 130th, and the club’s 60th straight season in the English Premier League. Liverpool is competing in the FA Cup, the EFL Cup, and the UEFA Champions League this season, in addition to the Premier League.
Mohamed Salah’s goal contributions for Liverpool put him on par with Cristiano Ronaldo, and the Egyptian star also has experience on his side.
While Liverpool signs a number of crucial players to long-term deals, the most worthy recipient – Mohamed Salah — is yet to receive his.
Salah has established himself as one of the best players in Premier League history — arguably the top right winger in the world — during the last several years, winning two Premier League Golden Boot trophies and scoring 127 goals for Liverpool.
With 172 goals in 206 appearances, he is unquestionably one of Liverpool’s greatest players of all time, and he still has two seasons left on his current contract to produce even more.
It’s also fair to argue that he has eclipsed his Premier League colleagues as the best player in the league, and that he deserves to be compared to stars like Robert Lewandowski, Neymar Jr., and Kylian Mbappé rather than other local players.
Salah has accumulated 82 goals in four full league seasons since joining Liverpool, scoring 31, 19, 16, and 16 non-penalty goals in total. This season, he’s also gotten off to a good start with a non-penalty goal.
In comparison, Ronaldo scored 23, 16, 19, and 23 non-penalty goals in the league during his last season at Real Madrid and his tenure with Juventus, for a total of 81. According to the Daily Mail, the Portuguese striker will earn £480,000 at Manchester United because of his goal record and celebrity status.
Only Alan Shearer (16 goals, 9 assists) had a role in more of his team’s goals before Christmas Day in a Premier League season than Mohamed Salah (15 goals, 9 assists) this season. Phenomenon.
Also, Sadio Mane scored his 100th goal for Liverpool FC in all competitions.
Since Mane joined Liverpool from Southampton in the summer of 2016, his goal against Crystal Palace at Anfield marked the 100th appearance for the club.
On his 224th appearance, he became the 18th player in Reds history to score three goals, and the second in the current squad after Mohamed Salah.
Mane has scored 77 goals for Liverpool, with 22 of them coming in the Premier League this season, earning him the Golden Boot accolade.
So far, the Senegalese international has scored 19 goals in the Champions League, thrice in the FA Cup, and twice in the 2019 UEFA Super Cup final.
For the first time in his career, Diogo Jota has scored 10 goals in a Premier League season, with just Dominic Calvert-Lewin (8) and Christian Benteke (7) scoring more headed goals than him since 2020-21.
Since Aleksandar Mitrovic in May 2016, Andy Robertson is the only player to score, assist, and be sent off in the same Premier League game.
Since joining Liverpool in 2017-18, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold have combined for 40 Premier League assists, a total only surpassed by Mohamed Salah (42) and Kevin De Bruyne (41). (50).
Liverpool has 50 Premier League goals in 18 games this season, the fewest games they have ever required to reach a half-century of league goals from the start of a top-flight campaign.