Mohamed Salah‘s incredible run of form in front of goal for Liverpool reached new heights as he found the net in the Reds’ 4-1 win at Genk on Wednesday.
Liverpool’s No. 11 has proved to be nothing short of a revelation at Anfield since his arrival in the summer of 2017.
His impact was felt instantaneously as he scored and laid one on in his first competitive outing as a Red against Watford in the Premier League, in what turned out to be only the start of his stunning goalscoring form on Merseyside.
Salah would go on to net 44 goals across all competitions in his debut season – the most of any Red in a debut season – a tally which went in the way of earning him the first of two successive Premier League Golden Boots after notching a new league record for the most goals scored in a single 38-game season (32).
He would enter the 2018/19 campaign as the PFA Player of the Year and he continued to see records fall as he became the fastest player to reach half a century of goals for Liverpool after just 65 games, before going on to score the most goals (69) in a player’s first 100 appearances for the Reds.
And as he took his combined Liverpool tally to 78 with his strike against Genk, Salah etched his name in the record books once more by breaking into the top 25 Liverpool goalscorers of all time, level with four-time league winner David Johnson.
As Carl Clemente revealed, Salah’s goalscoring run was achieved in just 117 games, considerably less than those above him in the list.
Mohamed Salah has now entered the prestigious #LFC top 25 all time goalscorers' list with 78 goals in 117 games. Furthermore, every other player in the list has played more games for the Reds than Mo – which is an amazing feat for the Egyptian.
— Carl Clemente (@clemente_carl) October 23, 2019
It’s an astonishing return for the Egyptian who has become an integral member of Liverpool’s formidable front three, and incredibly if he at least matches last season’s return of 27 goals, he could rise to 17th in the list – behind Kevin Keegan by just two strikes.
Meanwhile, Salah’s fellow member of the attacking trio, Roberto Firmino, who sits in 33rd position in the all-time goalscorers list, also had another night to remember for Liverpool in Belgium as his lay off for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain‘s second of the evening saw him take his Champions League assist tally to 11.
A total which no other player across Europe has topped since the start of the 2017/18 season, and he could have had another had Sadio Mane converted his stunning rabona pass.
It certainly makes good reading for the Reds as they continue to search for collective success domestically and across Europe this season.
Liverpool’s Top 25 All-Time Goalscorers
- 1. Ian Rush – 346
- 2. Roger Hunt – 285
- 3. Gordon Hodgson – 241
- 4. Billy Liddell – 228
- 5. Steven Gerrard – 186
- 6. Robbie Fowler – 183
- 7. Kenny Dalglish – 172
- 8. Michael Owen – 158
- 9. Harry Chambers – 151
- 10. Sam Raybould – 130
- 11. Jack Parkinson – 128
- 12. Dick Forshaw – 123
- 13. Ian St John – 118
- 14. Jack Balmer – 110
- 15. John Barnes – 108
- 16. Kevin Keegan – 100
- 17. John Toshack – 96
- 18. Albert Stubbins – 83
- 19. Luis Suarez – 82
- 20. Fernando Torres – 81
- = Terry McDermott – 81
- 22. Jack Cox – 80
- 23. Berry Nieuwenhuys – 79
- 24. Jimmy Melia – 79
- 25. David Johnson – 78
- = Mohamed Salah – 78