Incredible 2021 Continues For Mohamed Salah
Egyptian Superstar Breaks 34 Year Old Liverpool Record
Mohamed Salah has added yet another record to his glittering Liverpool CV in 2021. The equalizing goal against AC Milan in the Champions League meant he became the first Reds player to score 20 goals in a season, for five seasons in a row since the legendary Ian Rush.
Rush’s record came during a period where Liverpool was almost undisputedly the best side in Europe. He accomplished the feat between 1981/82season and the 1986/87 season.
Mohamed Salah is having a career-best season so far. Which is a scary thought for opposition defenders. He has already scored 14 Premier League goals this season in just 15 appearances. He has been involved in scoring (either scoring himself or assisting) in all but the 2-0 victory over Burnley at home in game week 2 in the Premier League. It’s the same story in the Champions League. He has scored 7 goals in 6 games, only failing to find the net against Atletico Madrid at Anfield.
He is making a mockery of being named 7th place in the 2021 Balon d’Or. The way he has responded to that snub will have opposition defenders shaking in their boots at the thoughts of going against him.
Liverpool’s ‘Egyptian King’ was at it again in the clash against Aston Villa in the Premier League. The match wrote its own hype as it saw former Liverpool captain and club legend Steven Gerrard return to face his hometown club for the first time in his career.
And of course, Mohamed Salah was the man to steal the headlines.
It was just after the hour mark. Liverpool had huffed and puffed to no avail against Villa under the tutelage of their former talisman. A familiar site occurred as Mo Salah burst into the box & skipped past defender Tyrone Mings. The England international could do nothing but foul Salah to stop Liverpool’s goal machine. All this resulted in a penalty that Salah tucked away expertly into the furthest reaches of the right-hand corner out of the reach of Aston Villa and Argentina, number one Emi Martinez.
The goal made it 14 strikes in just 16 appearances. An incredible 5 goals clear of his closest challenger for the golden boot. The digits on the much-expected new contract Liverpool fans are desperate to see him sign just keep going up and up with the consistent world-class performances he is putting in.
Just to think, in just over twelve months’ time - he is available to most clubs in Europe for free. The Liverpool hierarchy just cannot let that happen.
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Stuart Kavanagh is an emerging sports journalist from Melbourne, Australia, and Editor In Chief of ThePyrrhic.com. He is also the co-host of the After Extra Time podcast. Always keen to discuss footballing matters, you can follow him on Twitter at stueyissickofit Show your love for thepyrrhic.com with this branded t-shirt