Liverpool's Mohamed Salah warming up
Monday Dec 18, 2017. 19:00
The Egypt international has got to the 20-goal mark sooner than some of the best Liverpool FC strikers in history.
Salah netted once as Liverpool beat AFC Bournemouth 4-0 in an English Premier League game on Sunday night and he reached 20 goals in 26 appearances.
Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp reflected on the 25-year-old’s performance at the Vitality Stadium.
“I do not go to bed at night, thinking: ‘Wow, how good is Salah?’” Klopp said, although he must be in a minority.
“He is a very important player for us, like all of the others.”
According to The Guardian, with 20 goals before Christmas Day, Salah is the first player to do so since Ian Rush in 1986-87.
And as many goals in a Liverpool shirt as Sadio Mané, no slouch himself in front of goal and left on the bench against Bournemouth, has managed across two seasons.
To put that in context, the former AS Roma winger has got to that 20-goal mark sooner than some of the best Liverpool strikers in history.
Fernando Torres, Luis Suárez, Robbie Fowler and Rush, to name a few. Only George Allan, in 1895, reached the milestone quicker, inside 19 matches.
Salah will be hoping to continue his goal scoring form when Liverpool travel to the Emirates Stadium where they are scheduled to face Arsenal on Friday.