Mohamed Salah has, contrary to all expectations, continued to score goals at a prodigious rate for Liverpool this season and the Merseyside club posted a video on Twitter with the Egyptian’s highlights and the post, unsurprisingly, has gone viral.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 8, 2018
In 25 appearances (two as a substitute), the former Chelsea and Roma winger has bagged an incredible 21 goals, second only to Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane (who has 22) in the Premier League scoring charts.
The 25-year-old, who became the Reds’ record signing, joined them from the Giallorossi for a £35 million fee in June 2017. He opened his Liverpool account in their opening-day draw with Watford in August and never looked back since then.
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While he is yet to notch a hat-trick, Salah has already registered five braces in the Premier League (and one in the UEFA Champions League), with the last one coming on Sunday in a chaotic 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.
After failing to live up to expectations at Chelsea, Salah had reignited his career in the Serie A but many felt that Liverpool had paid too much for the left-footed winger at the time of his transfer.
Fast forward seven months and the 25-year-old has made the hefty transfer fee look like a bargain as he has continued to terrorise defences with his pace, dribbling and eye for goal.
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Arguably, his 21st goal was the most special one till date as he dribbled past a sea of Tottenham defenders when near the touch-line before calmly lifting the ball over the onrushing Hugo Lloris all in a blink of an eye.
The fact that he’s giving the likes of Kane and Sergio Aguero a run for their money in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot has galvanised Liverpool as they strive to gain an edge to finish in the top-four.
Currently in third place, Liverpool trail Manchester United by just four points and will look to keep pace with the Red Devils when they travel to St Mary’s Stadium to take on Southampton on Sunday while United visit Newcastle United earlier on the day.
And Salah, who has attracted the interest of Spanish giants Real Madrid with his displays this season, will look to add to his burgeoning tally on Sunday and it would take a brave man to bet against the Egyptian indeed.