Liverpool's Mohamed Salah Breaks Premier League Goal Scoring Record
Mohamed Salah rewrote English Premier League history this afternoon in a 4-nil victory over Brighton. The Egyptian striker recorded the first goal on the day, his 32nd the campaign, bringing his tally to 44 goals in all competitions (including Cup ties & Champions League). The in-demand striker has been revelation this term. His last stint in the EPL under Jose Mourinho was deemed a failed experiment. Mourinho was utilizing him as a winger, which by all accounts was a mistake. Mohamed Salah in the "number 9" role, has revitalized a Liverpool which has been mediocre by its standards, for the better part a decade.
The single Season goal scoring record (in a 38-game campaign) was previously held by ex-Liverpool striker Luis Suarez (2013-2014), Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo (2007-08), and England legend Alan Shearer (1995-96). Technically speaking, both Andy Cole and Alan Shearer both recorded campaigns 34 goals scored, but they did so in 42 games, giving Salah a distinction all his own.
Salah has already collected PFA Player the Year and Football Writers' Association Player the Year awards on the way to a second place finish in the standings. Salah and his cohorts have also reached the Champions League taking place in a few weeks, after which he will rest up for a few weeks before suiting up in his National colours in this summer's World Cup. Egypt hasn't qualified for the tournament since the 1990 edition in Italia.