Mohamed Salah’s record-breaking first Liverpool season in numbers

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Mohamed Salah’s outstanding goalscoring season continued apace with four in Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Watford on Saturday.

The Egypt forward moved clear of Tottenham’s Harry Kane into the outright lead for the Premier League Golden Boot on 28 goals.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a statistical look at Salah’s season.


Esteemed Company

Salah needs only two more Premier League goals to reach 30 for the season.

The feat has been achieved only nine times before in the Premier League era, by seven different players—and three of those came in 42-game seasons in the days when there were 22 teams in the top flight.

 

Outscoring Drogba?

Salah’s next goal will take him level with Didier Drogba for the most prolific Premier League season by an African player.

Drogba scored 29 for Chelsea in 2009/10.

 

Reds’ Greatest Debutant

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)

With his four goals against Watford, Salah overtook Fernando Torres’ record for the most goals in a debut season with Liverpool—he now has 36 in all competitions, to Torres’ 33 in 2007/08.

 

A Rare Hat-Trick

Despite Salah’s prolific season, Saturday was his first Liverpool hat-trick.

 

Four-Goal Hero

He became only the fourth Liverpool player to score four goals in a Premier League game.

Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen achieved the feat twice apiece, and Luis Suarez was the most recent to do so against Norwich in December 2013.

 

Embarrassing the Competition

Salah has scored more Premier League goals this season than West Brom (24), Huddersfield, Swansea (both 25) or seventh-placed Burnley (27) and is level with Brighton’s total of 28.

He has scored 23 goals with his left foot alone.

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