Liverpool superstar Mo Salah is Africa’s greatest goal-scoring gift to the Premier League ever.
That was confirmed when the Prince of Egypt, with his back to goal, glanced in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s long pass with an astute header in the 69th minute to bag Liverpool’s second goal against Bournemouth on Saturday.
The header was Salah’s 30th goal in the Premier League this season, overtaking the goal-scoring record for players from Africa which was previously held by Chelsea hitman Didier Drogba.
He also became only the third Liverpool player to score 40 goals in all competitions in a single season – joining record club goal-scorer Ian Rush and Roger Hunt. PREVIOUS ACE: Didier Drogba. Photo: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA/EPA
Salah doesn’t want to stop here, though, and is now one goal short of the all-time record in a 38-game Premier League season – the 31-goal mark shared by Cristiano Ronaldo, Alan Shearer and Luis Suarez.
And if he scores at least a goal in each of the four remaining games, Salah will equal Shearer’s record for most goals (34 in 42 games) in the Prem.
Salah scored his milestone goal after an early strike from Sadio Mane, while Roberto Firmino added to Liverpool’s tally with a late third goal, cutting in from the left to fire the ball past Bournemouth’s goalkeeper.