Mohamed Salah became Liverpool’s all-time leading goal scorer in the English Premier League after scoring his 129th goal for the Reds with a brace in a historical 7-0 triumph over Manchester United on Sunday, 5th of March, 2023.
The Egyptian needed two goals to pass Robbie Fowler as the all-time leader, and he scored both of them in the Reds’ rout of their fierce rivals Manchester United at Anfield.
The 30 year old Egyptian forward went ahead of Robbie Fowler’s previous record of 128 goals in 266 Premier League appearances for the Reds between 1993 to 2007, having already surpassed former Liverpool midfielder, Steven Gerrard’s 120 goals and Michael Owen’s 118 goals.
This season the Egypt international Mohamed Salah has been on fire, scoring 11 goals in the league already and adding two more in the Anfield victory, while the rest of Jurgen Klopp’s squad has shoveled in form.
After joining Liverpool from AS Roma earlier in the summer of 2017, the No. 11 scored his first Premier League goal against Watford in August 2017.
His first season playing for Liverpool in 2017–18 was his most productive performance, as he scored 32 goals and won the league’s Golden Boot award.
The majority (19) of his Premier League goals came in the year 2019/2020 season, as he helped Jurgen Klopp’s Reds win their first Premier League title in 30 years.
After setting the record for most goals scored in a Premier League season (32 goals) containing 20 teams, he has continued to score more than 19 times in each of the subsequent full seasons.
Salah scored two goals against Manchester United on Sunday, March 5 giving him a career-high in league goals scored against an opponent.
Salah is the first player in history to score against the Red Devils in six successive games across all competitions.
Moreover, the Egyptian has scored nine times against both Watford and West Ham, with his best scoring ratio coming against Leeds United, where he has scored seven goals in just five games.
Both of Salah’s goals against Manchester United and his strike against Wolves in midweek were finished with his right foot, putting him one goal away from being the Premier League’s all-time leading scorer for left-footed goals with 102 strikes.
While Salah’s effectiveness as a wide forward may have altered perceptions of what is expected of a winger, his stats show that he has been getting dangerously close to the sidelines in each of the last two seasons.
The 30-year-old Egyptian did not only score twice against United but also assisted on both of their goals on Sunday at Anfield.
He is now tied with Mesut Ozil, Eden Hazard, and Juan Mata for the most assists in Premier League history with 54.
What’s next for Salah?
The new record-breaker will be in action for Liverpool on Saturday, 11th of March, 2023, as Jurgen Klopp’s men will travel to Bournemouth as they will be looking forward to continuing with their fine form.
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