Mohamed Salah is simply two targets away from becoming a member of the Premier League ‘100 membership’.
The Liverpool ahead faces Burnley, stay on talkSPORT, this weekend and a double would really make him the fourth quickest to attain a century of targets in England’s high flight.
It took Arsenal legend Thierry Henry 160 video games, with Salah on 98 targets in 159 Premier League appearances.
It’s a exceptional feat for the Egyptian, who has been a phenomenon since arriving on the membership in 2017.
And Premier League legend Darren Bent, who himself is a member of the ‘100 membership’ with 106 strikes, reckons the 29-year-old is underrated by followers across the nation.
“I charge him very extremely,” the previous Tottenham striker instructed Drive on Thursday. “You have a look at his numbers since he’s been right here – 32 (targets) in 2017/18), 22, 19 and 22.
“He’s two off the hundred membership in 5 seasons – have you learnt how briskly that’s?
“What he has achieved at Liverpool Soccer Membership is sensational. His numbers are insane. He bought 31 targets in all competitions final season!”
Since becoming a member of Liverpool, Salah has change into one of many top-flight’s most prolific goalscorers and he proved pivotal within the membership’s Premier League title success in 2020.
His worth at Liverpool can’t be underestimated with a number of unimaginable performances in his time at Anfield.
In his debut marketing campaign he broke the document for many targets in a 38-game season with 32, whereas in a single match towards Watford that season he discovered the web 4 occasions.
Final season, in what was an especially testing marketing campaign for supervisor Jurgen Klopp and his facet, he scored 22 targets and ensured Champions League soccer for Liverpool.
The Egyptian additionally lately broke one other league document by turning into the primary participant in historical past to attain of their first 5 opening day matches.
Such is his contribution to the membership, talks are ongoing with the hierarchy to make sure he extends his keep in Liverpool past 2023.
If Salah does rating twice towards Burnley he’ll be a part of a listing with a number of the best gamers in Premier League historical past.
Quickest Premier League stars to 100 targets
- Alan Shearer – 124 video games
- Harry Kane – 141 video games
- Sergio Aguero – 147 video games
- Thierry Henry – 160 video games
- Ian Wright – 173 video games
- Robbie Fowler – 175 video games
- Les Ferdinand – 178 video games
- Michael Owen and Andy Cole – 185 video games
Salah, although, can’t declare the document outright with Newcastle legend Alan Shearer, Tottenham ace Harry Kane, and ex-Man City star Sergio Aguero forward of him.
After their victory away at Norwich final Saturday, Liverpool will play in entrance of a full Anfield for the primary time since March 11, 2019 once they misplaced within the Champions League to Atletico Madrid.
It guarantees to be an unimaginable environment on Merseyside as supporters look to assist them enhance the house type which derailed their bid to retain the title final season.
Liverpool vs Burnley kicks off GameDay on talkSPORT with stay protection from Anfield at 12.30pm.
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