Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah now shares the position of the European Elite by scoring inevitable records only after Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski.
Salah conceded on an error from Conor Coady alongside Jurgen Klopp’s three men Georginio Wijnaldum, Joel Matip, and Nelson Semedo own goals to snap the deadlock, leading to a peculiar 4-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday.
It was comfortable but a motivating evening surrounded by 2000 of their returning fans cheering Klopp’s men chasing for the most-awaited 30-year long victory.
Mohamed Salah stuns with records relieving Jurgen Klopp from the injury crisis
The 28-year-old claimed his 52nd Premier League strike on familiar territory, ranking third after Barcelona’s Messi at Camp Nou (63) and Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski at the Allianz Arena (59) for scoring the most at a single venue in the big-five European since he made his Anfield debut, owing to his prominent forward play style.
The Reds had a tough time losing all of their key defenders like Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and the recent casualty of the goal stopper Alisson Becker on regard to the injury crisis but Klopp has successfully replaced the loss to restore their winning profile.
The Egyptian superstar has also equaled Cristiano Ronaldo’s Premier League goalscoring record as Liverpool smashed Wolves 4-0 on Sunday, a giant moment that would remain in the history hereafter. Ronaldo scored 84 goals in 196 appearances for Manchester United during his stint. Salah now has 84 goals as well for Liverpool in just 131 matches, 65 matches less than Ronaldo.
He receives REDS’ appreciation for contributing 111 times in the competition(82 goals and 29 assists) after returning to the Premier League since 2017, surpassing Harry Kane’s record (91).
The Merseyside star is an extraordinary player to hold several individual accolades taking impressive displays for Klopp’s team including the two Premier League Golden Boot awards as well as two African Footballer of the Year prizes.
He is one of the shortlisted candidates for the 2020 FIFA The Best Men’s Player of the Year award with Lewandowski, Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and his teammate Sadio Mane all nominated for the prize.
Liverpool now sit 2nd in the league table with 24 points after Wolves’ fixture. They face Midtjylland in their next fixture, the last match of Champions League group stages on Wednesday evening.
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