Liverpool have had some fantastic goalscorers over the course of their history and Mohamed Salah has proved that he belongs alongside some of the greats who have worn the red shirt.
Salah’s record since joining the club from Roma in 2017 is very impressive: he's scored a total of 128 goals in all competitions in that period and last season, he found the back of the net on 31 occasions.
The Egypt international has made an excellent start to the 2021/2022 campaign, scoring three goals in his opening four matches. Liverpool are currently 5/1 in the football odds for the Premier League title and with Salah at the top of this game, their chances are helped considerably. In addition, Salah is among the football predictions as a prospective Golden Boot winner for this season. Along with the likes of Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo, he's expected to be in contention for that award at the end of the campaign.
As the 2018 PFA Player of the Year and a two-time winner of the Golden Boot, Salah is in a remarkably unique and historical position. This is because, since the award was created at the inauguration of the Premier League in 1992, no Liverpool player has won it three times. Salah's win could potentially make history.
Salah Set To Climb Into Top Ten
It won’t be long before Salah climbs into the club’s top ten list of goalscorers: he's already the team’s top scorer this season. Sam Raybould is tenth on the all-time list, just two goals ahead of the Egyptian. He will then have Michael Owen (158 goals), Kenny Dalgleish (172 goals), Robbie Fowler (183 goals) and Steven Gerrard (186 goals) in his sight.
Given that he's now 29 years old, it's hard to see Salah getting close to Ian Rush’s all-time Liverpool record of 346 goals. The Welshman spent 15 seasons at Anfield in two spells at the club. While Salah's goals per game ratio is better than Rush’s, he's unlikely to play anywhere near the same number of games. A more realistic target for Salah could be Gordon Hodgson: he's third on the all-time list with 241 goals. If Salah averages 30 goals a season for the next four years, he'll reach the top three.
Salah Up There With Best in Europe
Lionel Messi and Ronaldo have produced incredible numbers over the last decade when it comes to goals scored in a season. Both players are at new clubs this year and should continue to add to their tallies at a fast rate.
Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, two men are at different stages of their careers, are also consistent strikers who have excellent goalscoring records, with the latter expected to fulfil a very bright future.
Salah deserves to be discussed within the same conversation as the above players when it comes to Europe’s best forwards. In the Premier League, it's the Liverpool man and Kane who have consistently put up big numbers. Hopefully, Salah remains at the club and doesn't slow down any time soon. If that proves to be the case, it's going to be exciting to see how many goals he can finish his career at Liverpool with.