Egypt star Mohamed Salah breaks Liverpool goalscoring record

Egypt star Mohamed Salah breaks Liverpool goalscoring record
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring against Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield. (AFP)
Updated 04 February 2018

Egypt star Mohamed Salah breaks Liverpool goalscoring record

Egypt star Mohamed Salah breaks Liverpool goalscoring record

LONDON: Mo Salah’s dream start to life at Liverpool continued Sunday when he scored twice against Tottenham Hotspur to break a club record.

The Egyptian star scored after just three minutes of the game with Spurs at Anfield — and again at the end — to become the quickest Liverpool player to score 20 Premier League goals.

Salah has taken just 25 games to reach the mark, which is two quicker than the previous record held by Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge. It is some achievement when you consider Liverpool also used to field Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen in attack.

Salah, who was signed for £34 million ($48 million) from Roma, also became only the fifth player to have scored 20 Premier League goals in a season for the Reds — Fowler (twice), Torres, Luis Suarez (twice) and Sturridge are the others.
 

Salah is now the fourth African player to score 20 or more goals in a Premier League season, joining elite company like Yaya Toure, Emmanuel Adebayor and Didier Drogba.

The landmark continues a fairytale season for the 25-year-old Salah who has qualified for the World Cup, won the African Player of the Year and the Arab Player of the Year.