It was a mixed feeling at the West Yorkshire Arena for the Merseyside Reds as Liverpool goal poacher Mohamed Salah reached a landmark achievement in the red shirt,
The Egyptian forward netted his 100th Premier League goal at Elland Road on Sunday when they defeated Leeds United with three un-replied goals in their Premier League Matchday 4 encounter.
The victory against the peacocks signaled Liverpool’s credentials for the league title once again but it would have been a joy unmarred as sorrow reared its ugly head when Liverpool’s sensational teenage midfielder Harvey Elliott was injured by Leeds defender Pascal Struijk.
The report that emerged from Liverpool concerning the youngster’s injury wasn’t palatable. Elliott’s ankle was dislocated and there is every tendency that the 18-year-old starlet would be out of active football for a lengthy period.
Due to that rash decision by Pascal, he saw Red and Leeds United were reduced to 10 men.
Mo Salah who signed for Liverpool from AS Roma in 2017 for a record fee of £36.5 million and has been breaking the net for Kopites since his arrival and it’s not a surprise seeing the Egyptian flourishing under the guidance of one of the finest managers in recent time, Jurgen Klopp.
The former Chelsea player hit the ground running with a bang for Liverpool in the English top-flight against Watford on his debut on August 12th, 2017.
The match ended 3 goals apiece with Salah on the scoresheet for his 14th appearance in the English Premier League.
Since then, he has gone on to make an indelible impression for Liverpool with an array of goals. Having scored 98 goals for Liverpool in five seasons with the addition of two he netted for those who brought him to the English league, Chelsea, he’s made a remarkable accomplishment in English football.
The Egypt international becomes the 30th player to reach the 100 goals mark milestone after his strike against winless Leeds in the ongoing league campaign last Sunday.
Salah is undoubtedly a significant figure in the Red side of Liverpool and his goals contributions cannot be understated when talking about Liverpool’s dominance and success stories in the last 4 seasons.
Having made 162 appearances, scored 100 goals, and provided 36 assists in the English top-flight, we cannot stop eulogizing the former Basel player for his rise to stardom against all odds.
In total, Mohamed Salah has made approximately 207 football appearances for Liverpool in all competitions with 128 goals to show in the red shirt.
He’s also the highest goal scorer twice in the English Premier League, with 22 goals in the 18/19 season and his record-breaking 32 goals a season in the 2017/18 season without forgetting the Player Of The Year award he won in the 2017/18 season.
The Egyptian star and two-time Africa footballer of the year winner has recorded a total of four trophies for the Merseyside Reds, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, and the English Premier League.
Liverpool’s 2020/21 campaign was a drought-laden one, they did not win any trophy due to their dip in form and unsuccessful run in the UCL and domestically they were unconvincing. However, that could change this season if they can maintain their current momentum.
Having recorded three victories and one draw in the Premier League this season thus far, Kopites will be expecting a different Liverpool this season. With the way they’ve started the current campaign, there is a tendency that they’d hoist a trophy at the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have a contract situation to tackle with their talisman who is demanding a pay rise. Liverpool risk losing their poacher to top clubs sneaking and sniffing around for his service if his contract saga with them isn’t sorted out soon.