Mohamed Salah has established himself as one of the modern greats at Liverpool in a relatively short spell at Anfield.
The Egypt star, signed in 2017 from Serie A side Roma, has proved an attacking revelation on Merseyside who has inspired Jurgen Klopp’s team to win every domestic trophy going along with the 2019 UEFA Champions League.
Although Erling Haaland has broken Salah’s record for most goals in a 38-game league campaign, the 30-year-old is still writing his name in the Liverpool history books. Reds fans will hope that continues for some time amid interest from the Saudi Pro League, which is said to have seen an offer worth £150 million / $189 million rejected on transfer deadline day on September 2.
The Sporting News looks at Salah’s record in front of goal and how he compares to former Liverpool players.
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Salah overtook club legend Robbie Fowler in the leaderboards for most Liverpool goals and drew level with revered former captain Steven Gerrard by scoring against Brentford on May 6.
In the process, he became only the eighth Liverpool player in history to score at least 100 goals at Anfield, and the first to score in nine consecutive home matches.
Salah then went beyond Gerrard’s mark and moved to 194 goals by scoring twice against Everton on October 21. He will now hope to become just the fourth Reds player to reach 200 goals in all competitions.
The 2017/18 Golden Boot winner is the only active player in the top 10 list, with several of the hotshots included retiring over the last two decades. Salah’s goals-per-game ratio (0.61) is also highly impressive, only behind Gordon Hodgson among players on this list.
If Salah continued to score at his current rate for Liverpool, it would take him well over 200 more games to overtake Ian Rush at the top of the list.
Rush scored 346 goals for the Reds between 1980 and 1996. In that time, he spent one season in Italy with Juventus before returning to Merseyside because his style appeared to better suit English football.
The Wales international wore the No. 7 shirt and partnered Kenny Dalglish in the Liverpool attack. Rush won five league titles and two European Cups for the club, finishing as top goalscorer for the club on eight separate occasions.
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In all competitions, Salah has scored 198 goals for Liverpool in 322 games.
Salah’s best goal output came during his debut season, the 2017/18 campaign, when he formed a formidable trio alongside Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, reaching the 2018 Champions League final.
Since then he has won every club trophy available to Liverpool, earning their first title of the modern Premier League in 2020 and the domestic cup double in 2022. He also won the Champions League in 2019 and reached another final in 2022, and he will hope to win a first Europa League in 2024.
Salah has won seven trophies in total for the Reds. Here are the competitions in which his goals have been scored during his six years at the club: