Every record broken and held by Mo Salah as the Liverpool star continues to make history
Few would have predicted that former Chelsea flop Mohamed Salah would have had the impact he has had since moving to Merseyside in 2017.
After relaunching his career in Italy, the Egyptian striker returned to the premier league a man changed and immediately set about enlightening the division.
Now in his fifth season with the Reds, Salah has already broken another single-game campaign record.
His goal against Norwich in Liverpool‘s 3-0 win on Saturday was the fifth straight season he has scored in the opener, something no other Premier League player has done.
But for Salah, it was just another record to add to his ever-growing list of accomplishments that shows no signs of slowing down.
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He racked up many of his accolades during his thrilling first campaign at Liverpool, breaking the Premier League scoring record for a 38-game season with 32 goals, including just one from the penalty spot.
The previous record was held by Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Alan Shearer – putting Salah back in good company in the English top flight.
His performances that season earned him the PFA Players’ Player of the Year award, as voted by his professional colleagues, and it’s not hard to see why.
In the same 2017/18 season, Salah scored against 17 of the 20 teams he faced – a record he shares with Arsenal the legends Robin van Persie and Ian Wright.
He also dominated three teams, with West Brom (31), Swansea (28) and Huddersfield (28) have all scored fewer goals overall.
Salah’s status as a world superstar has snowballed since that first campaign, as he became the first African player to score 30 goals in a Premier League season, while his exploits have ventured into Europe with its four commitments against Roma, the highest in a single match in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
During the season, his form at the national level saw him win three Player of the Month awards – a feat no other player had achieved before.
Amid the glut of club records he has since broken, he became Liverpool’s all-time top scorer in the Champions League ahead of Steven Gerrard; fastest at 50 goals; and the fastest foreign player to score 100 Premier League goals – only Shearer made it in fewer games (100 to 116 for Salah).
Internationally, Salah has also had a huge impact for his country, holding Egypt’s record as the all-time leading scorer in CAN qualifying, as well as in the FIFA World Cup after scoring. twice in the group stages of the 2018 tournament in Russia.
Twitter The @PassLikeThiago fan account also listed several other notable accomplishments for Salah.
Here are the other recordings on which Salah has put his name:
Liverpool’s fastest goal in the Champions League (55 seconds)
Most left-footed goals in a Premier League campaign
Score 35 consecutive wins for Liverpool – one more than Wayne Rooney’s previous record of 34 for Man Utd
He has also scored over 40 goals in all competitions in one season, the first player since Ronaldo to do so.
Most goals in first season (44)
Most assists in first three seasons (28)
Most European goals in a single season (11)
First Liverpool player to score more than 20 goals in three consecutive seasons
Not to mention that Salah has also won back-to-back Golden Boot awards as well as the small affair of a Champions League winner’s medal and helped end Liverpool’s 30-year wait for a Premier League title.
And with discussions on a new contract on the table, it looks like it hasn’t finished yet …