Salah closes in on another Premier League record

Egyptian international Mohamed Salah could grab yet another record very soon.

If the 29-year-old scores or registers an assist in Thursday’s home game against Newcastle he will have equalled Jamie Vardy’s record of scoring or creating a goal in 15 consecutive Premier League matches.

But records are nothing new for the incredible Salah.

In October he became the first Liverpool man to score in nine successive games and the hat-trick against Manchester United.

It left him as the highest-scoring African player in Premier League history, overtaking Didier Drogba’s mark of 104 goals.

These records can be added on to a whole heap of historical achievements in the red of Liverpool.

His 32 goals in 2017-18 remains the highest in a 38-game Premier League season.

Salah is Liverpool’s all-time Champions League top goalscorer with 33 goals.

He became the fastest foreign player to tally 100 goal involvements in the Premier League, to name just a few.

Salah’s 2021 statistics for goal involvements is superb.

As of 15 December, he had scored eight more Premier League goals (23) than the next man on the list – Tottenham’s Harry Kane (15).

Only Liverpool team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold (12) has more assists, but only just, by one.

If you combine the goals and assists from Salah, no-one comes close in 2021.

Super Salah

While Salah is out on his own in 2021 goal contributions, he is still well short of the best calendar-year record in Premier League history.

That is held by Kane after an incredible 2017 in which he scored 39 goals for Tottenham.

He also claimed seven assists for a total of 46 goal involvements in only 36 league games.

Kane is closely followed by Alan Shearer (1995 – Blackburn), Robin van Persie (2011 – Arsenal), Thierry Henry (2003 and 2004 – Arsenal) and Matt Le Tissier (1994 – Southampton), who all recorded 44 goal involvements in a calendar year.

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling became the 32nd player to reach 100 Premier League goals on Saturday and, of those 32, Salah has the fourth best goals-per-game ratio.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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