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Salah has made a sensational start to his Liverpool career netting 28 times in just 34 appearances. The Egyptian hit Reds two goals in their 2-2 draw with Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday, taking his tally to 28 goals and assists so far this season. Former AS Roma winger pounced on an errant touch from Eric Dier to open the scoring with a third-minute strike, and after that put Liverpool on advantage again (91’).
The 25-year-old has become the fastest Liverpool player to reach 20 Premier League goals, beating off the likes of Fowler, Fernando Torres, Luis Suarez and Sturridge. Moreover, he has also surpassed Roger Hunt, Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush in becoming the quickest to score 25 goals for the Reds in 102 years.
Both records are not the unique ones Salah broke against Tottenham. The Egyptian overtook Andy Cole, Alan Shearer and Dwight Yorke on Sunday to become the player who has been involved in the most Premier League goals in their first 25 top-flight appearances for their club.
As a result, the 25-year-old has already beaten his total tally of goals (28) for his last two seasons. He found the target 15 times for Roma in Serie A last year, and registered 14 goals for the Italian club in the 2015/2016 season.
“The 25-year-old has become the fastest Liverpool player to reach 20 Premier League goals”
Salah now ranks fourth all-time for goals scored in the first 25 Premier League matches for a club, tied with the Newcastle duo Alan Shearer and Les Ferdinand. Sunderland’s Kevin Phillips holds that record with 24 goals, followed by Newcastle’s Andy Cole on 22 goals.
Mo has 28 goals through 34 matches in all competitions for Liverpool this season, having scored six times in the Champions League and added one more in the FA Cup. What a thrilling start for the Best African Player of the Year!