Liverpool Midfielder-Mohamed Salah has set a new record for most goals scored in a single Premier League campaign thanks to his 26th-minute goal against Brighton on Sunday.
The Egyptian has been in superb form this season, scoring 42 goals in all competitions, and has now notched his 32nd goal of the Premier League campaign to break the record for a 38-game season.Mohamed Salah made liverpool the envy of English premiership this season.
Alan Shearer (1995-96), Cristiano Ronaldo (2007-08) and Luis Suarez (2013-14) had all shared the record with Salah, but now he has claimed it outright.
Mohamed Salah is the only player to win three Player of the Month awards in a single season But not content with being the greatest goalscorer of the modern Premier League era, Salah has made no secret of his desire to break the record for a 42-game season too.
Shearer (1994-95) and Andy Cole (1993-94) both netted an astonishing 34 times with Blackburn and Newcastle respectively
Salah has scored, on average, a goal every 91 minutes in the Premier League this season, as well as registering nine assists.
Premier League top scorers 2017-18 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 32 goals Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 29 goals Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 21 goals Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – 19 goals Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 18 goals.
Speaking about his pursuit of both this season’s golden boot and the all-time scoring record, Salah told Sky Sports: ‘Honestly as you can see, I have had a great season and still some games to go. ‘For anyone the most important thing is to play good, to perform good, to score goals for your team. I am happy in the city, for the club and for myself for sure. It means a lot.’
Rapacious Salah has promised to break the record again next season, “It’s very special, I’m very proud to have won it (the golden boot).To be honest, it’s always in my mind to succeed in England. When I came back to give 100 per cent to success here, I’ve had a great season so let’s see.The goals always help the team but I want to improve every year, I’m very happy, been improving year after year and I’m very happy about that.It’s special to break the record here.
Yeh I will next year, don’t worry. I will do my best 100 per cent.”
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