Mohamed Salah has established himself as an important figure in Jurgen Klopp’s squad. The Egyptian joined Liverpool from Roma in 2017 and has been in top form for the five years he has been at Anfield. He started his Liverpool career well, winning the Golden Boot in his first two seasons. In this sense, he is on soccer enthusiasts list of potential top scorers this season. So far, the prolific forward has scored 126 goals in 204 games he has played for the Merseyside club.
He Was a Bargain Buy from Roma
Salah’s 36.5 million GBP switch from Roma has proven to be an excellent piece of business. His brilliant performances helped the Reds win the first Premier League title after a two-decade title drought in the 2019/20 season.
Additionally, Salah has also been instrumental in helping his team clinch the most popular wins on the most followed games by sports betting enthusiasts on Betway, the Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, and UEFA Super Cup. His achievements have led to fans making controversial statements about his status as a club legend.
For instance, some claim that only Kenny Daglish ranks higher when it comes to Liverpool legends. These fans claim that Salah won the Premier League with the club, which Gerrard never really achieved.
Salah has already started putting his name in Premier League’s history books this season. For instance, he scored and bagged two assists in Liverpool’s opening match against Norwich. This saw him become the first Premier League player to score in five consecutive opening-day fixtures.
Salah Equaled Gerrard’s European Record at Anfield
He also made history after scoring in Liverpool’s Champions League fixture against AC Milan. The Egyptian equaled Steven Gerrard’s record for most Champions League/European Cup goals at Anfield.
His strike against AC Milan was his 14th in the Champions League at Anfield, and it took him to the same level as Liverpool’s great Gerrard. Besides that, this season’s goal-scoring form has made him a favourite for many Betway soccer betting fans.
One More Gerrard’s Record to Break
Salah has joined the elite 100 club that had only 29 players. Moreover, it is incredible how the Egyptian King has achieved this feat in a short time. The prolific forward has scored 101 goals in 163 appearances.
It is in this aspect that Salah trails Gerrard by 19 goals. Every Betway soccer betting fan will agree that the Egyptian could go past Gerrard’s record this season should he maintain his goal-scoring prowess. He has been scoring more than 20 goals each season, and he has already grabbed 4 this season. Therefore, there is no doubt that Salah could surpass Gerrard’s 120 goals at the end of the season.
He Is Not Alone!
It is also important to note that Salah is not the only Liverpool player on course to surpassing Gerrard’s record. For instance, Senegal winger Sadio Mane who is on 98 goals from 234 games, could also reach that 120 goals mark.
Last season, Mane scored 11 goals, and according to statistics, he averages 0.6 goals per game. Therefore, if he is interested in achieving more than Gerrard, he will have to improve his goal-scoring