LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 25, 2017:Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the opening goal against Chelsea with teammate Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield. (Pic by Lindsey Parnaby/Propaganda)

Mohamed Salah equals Daniel Sturridge’s Liverpool record with 10th Premier League goal

Mohamed Salah‘s second-half strike in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Saturday saw him equal a club record set by Daniel Sturridge in 2013.

The winger broke through his former club’s defence to latch onto Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain‘s pass and send the ball beyond Thibaut Courtois at Anfield.

Though Willian ultimately sealed a share of the points with his lofted cross-shot, Salah was awarded further praise from Jurgen Klopp after the stalemate.

“I love this player,” he told BT Sport, “how can we not speak all the time after the game about him?”

Salah’s goal was his 15th in all competitions since leaving AS Roma in a £36.9 million deal in June, despite having only made 20 appearances.

It preserved his status as the Premier League‘s top goalscorer too, with Harry Kane (nine) unable to draw level with Salah’s 10 goals despite his strike against West Brom.

And with Salah reaching the 10-goal milestone in the league after just 13 games, the 25-year-old equalled an impressive record set by Sturridge following his move from Chelsea:

As detailed by Liverpool statistician Ged Rea, Salah is now the joint-fastest player to score 10 for the Reds since the Premier League‘s inception in 1992.

Mirroring Sturridge’s impact on his arrival midway through 2012/13 is particularly impressive given Salah is operating as a winger for Klopp.

The intelligent movement that Salah showed to get in behind the Chelsea defence on Saturday has become a regular feature of the Liverpool forward line, and is very difficult to counter.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 27, 2017: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

This unpredictability has given the Reds a much-needed edge, and despite the No. 11 finding the back of the net at a hugely impressive rate, it should be noted that he could have scored more.

Only Kane (72) has had more shots on goal in the English top flight this season than Salah (49), while no player has hit the target more often (28).

While some may expect Liverpool’s new star forward to experience a drop-off in front of goal in the near future, it seems things can only get better.

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