Mohamed Salah Matches Alan Shearer, Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo Record With 31st Strike
Mohamed Salah’s 31st goal put him in elite company with the likes of Alan Shearer, Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo who share the record for most goals scored in a single PL season.
His tally of 31 goals is joint highest by a player in a 38-match Premier League season equaling tallies of legends Alan Shearer (1995-96), Cristiano Ronaldo (2007-08) and Luis Suarez (2013-14).
The Egyptian forward extended the lead over Kane at the top of the goal scoring charts yesterday thanks to a delightful chipped finish over Westbrom’s goal keeper Ben Foaster.
With one eye on Tuesday’s champions league fixture against Roma, Klopp rested five of his starters including three of the back four. The Reds were without Robert Frimino, Alexander Arnold, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dejan Lovren and Andrew Robertson.
Even with a shuffled squad, Liverpool managed to hold-on to a 2-0 lead up-to the 79th minute before two late goals from Jake Livermore and Salomon Rondon gave the Hawthrons an extra week in the top flight.
With this strike Salah has become the fifth player in Premier League history to register more than 30 goal involvements in a single season. (31 goals, 9 assists). Only Alan Shearer with 47 in 1994-95, Andrew Cole with 47 in 1993-94, Thiery Henry with 44in 2002-03 and Suarez with 43 in 2013-14 have managed to match the feat.
The PFA player of the year favourite has one more goal record left to break to officially announce himself as one of the greatest forwards to grace the Premier League. He has three matches left to equal the all-time Premier League record of 34.
The record was set by Andrew Cole in the 1993/1994 season and matched by Alan Shearer a year later 1994/95, when teams still competed in a 42 match PL campaign.
Liverpool still have to play Stoke, Brighton and Chelsea so the 25-year-old still has an opportunity to re-write the Premier League’s history books.