Premier League superstar Mohamed Salah has been a delight to watch this season. The Egyptian has been in sensational form this campaign, scoring goals left, right and center for Liverpool.
With 15 Premier League goals to his name already, it has been difficult to contain Mohamed Salah in the 2021-22 season. He hasn’t held back in creating goals for his teammates too, recording nine assists so far.
Mohamed Salah makes Premier League more entertaining.
With the form Mohamed Salah is in, it only makes Liverpool one of the strongest contenders to win the Premier League this season. There is no reason why the Reds shouldn’t be hopeful of winning the title once again under Jurgen Klopp.
Given the current ruthlessness Mohamed Salah is showing in front of goal, he is bound to break more records than he already has in the Premier League. Let’s take a look at some of the likely records the Liverpool winger could achieve this season:
First Egyptian to win the Premier League twice
Ever since Mohamed Salah signed for Liverpool in the summer of 2017, the Merseyside club have never been short of goals. He had a stunning first season with the Reds, scoring 32 Premier League goals in 36 appearances.
Having already scored more than 100 goals for the English club, Mohamed Salah is a Liverpool great. His performance in the 2019-20 season was critical in helping Liverpool win the Premier League title. He scored 19 goals and recorded 10 assists that season.
With his current form, there is a chance that he might lead Liverpool to their second Premier League title in three seasons. Since he’s the only Egyptian ever to win the league, he can become the first ever Egyptian to win it twice.
Record Premier League player of the month awards
For Liverpool to have a chance to win the Premier League, Mohamed Salah will have to continue to be amazingly efficient in front of goal. It is also likely that in the process, the Egyptian will win the Premier League player of the month award multiple times.
Salah has already won the award once this season and has won four times in total. The record winner for this award is Sergio Aguero, having won it seven times. It is a difficult record for Salah to break this season but certainly not impossible. In any case, he is likely to move up the ladder even if he wins the award one more time this season.
Most consecutive goal contributions in the Premier League
Mohamed Salah’s form in the Premier League is incomparable to anyone else right now. He is miles ahead of every strong attacker in the league in terms of both execution and efficiency.
Barring a 2-0 win against Burnley in August this season, Mohamed Salah has contributed with either a goal or assist in every Premier League game for Liverpool. Out of the 16 games played for the Reds, he has contributed consecutively in the last 14 games.
Mohamed Salah equalled Jamie Vardy’s record of a goal contribution in 15 consecutive games set in 2015. If things go well, he can set a new record by contributing in 16 consecutive games by scoring or assisting in the next game in the Premier League.
Most goal contributions in a Premier League season
After arriving in the Premier League from Roma in 2017, Mohamed Salah had a stellar first season. With 32 goals and 10 assists, the left-footed winger contributed in 42 goals, the third-best record of goal contributions in a season.
Luis Suarez holds the second-best record with a 43 goal contribution in the 2013-14 season. Thierry Henry, with 44 goals in the 2002-03 season, holds the best goal contribution record in a Premier League season.Mohamed Salah has so far contributed in 23 goals this season. Out of the remaining 22 games, he’ll need to contribute in 22 more goals to set a new record. A goal contribution per game isn’t a difficult task for the Liverpool winger given his current form.
Liverpool’s record Premier League golden boot winner
Winning the Premier League golden boot is a big achievement for any player in the league. Over the years, the race for the league’s golden boot has seen some intense competition.
Harry Kane, having won the award three times, has been a fierce rival to Mohamed Salah but given his current form, it is unlikely they’ll be challenging each other this season. Jamie Vardy, with nine goals this season, is the second best goalscorer in the Premier League right now.
With 15 goals to his name, Mohamed Salah is comfortably leading the race for the golden boot this season. Should he win it this season, he’ll win it for the third time in his career.
No player playing for Liverpool has won it more than twice and it is certainly a record Salah will be proud of. This will also help the Egyptian go level with Harry Kane and just one behind record holder Thierry Henry.