Salah has done many great things this season, here are the top 5.
Football is a sport that is full of surprises. In fact, the sport is very interesting because of the unpredictable developments that come up at various moments. Mohamed Salah is the biggest surprise of the season, with his unbelievable rise in the campaign. The Egyptian has taken the world by storm, combining his incredible talent with his fantastic impacts to entertain football fans.
The attacker completed his transfer from Roma to Liverpool in the summer of 2017. Ever since then, he has been making waves with his brilliant displays in the European territory. Salah has been tearing opposition defenses apart, scoring goals and creating chances. He has developed a perfect relationship with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, linking up with the duo on a number of occasions to spark magic. The winger has broken many records and claimed several individual honors. In fact, he is arguably the best player in the universe at the moment, due to his incredible deeds in the football world.
Therefore, let’s look at 5 amazing things the Liverpool superstar has done this season:
#5. Scoring 31 Premier League Goals
The Premier League is regarded as the toughest league in the world, but Mohamed Salah is making it look very easy with his amazing goalscoring exploits. The attacker has dominated the division since the beginning of the campaign and has written his name on the hearts of several football fans.
The Egyptian has been very brilliant, scoring 31 goals in his first season at the Anfield. He is currently leading the race for both the Premier League and European Golden Shoes.
His goal ratio currently stands at 0.9 goal(s) per game. He is one of the deadliest attackers inside the box, with 90% of his goals coming from the penalty zone this season. His conversion rate is also great, he has scored 22.3% of his total 139 shots.
With his 31 goals, Salah has written his name in the history books, becoming one of the most prolific attackers in the history of the Premier League.
#4. Breaking Amazing Premier League Records
There are so many decisions that Mohamed Salah might have taken in his life, switching Roma for Liverpool is definitely one of the best. The 25-year-old has been going from strength to strength and breaking records upon records since he moved to the Anfield in the summer.
He has been an outstanding player in the English Premier League this season, scoring 31 goals and assisting 9 times. He has also broken a lot of amazing records in the history of competition in just less than a year.
Below are some of the amazing Premier League records that the Egyptian has broken/set this season:
*. Salah is the first African footballer to score 31 Premier League goals in a season.
*. He has scored the most goals for Liverpool in a single European campaign (11).
*. He also has the most left-footed goals in a Premier League season (24).
*. The Egyptian won the most Premier League Player of the Month awards in a season (3).
*. He also became the first player to score in 23 separate Premier League games. etc.
#3. Leading Liverpool To The Semi-finals Of The Champions League
After several years of failure in the European tournament, Mohamed Salah has finally helped The Reds to re-emphasize their position as one of the biggest clubs in the history of the Champions League. The Egyptian has got the Anfield fans dreaming again with a lot of spectacular displays in the tournament this season.
He led the club to the semi-finals of the competition for the first time in 11 years, bagging an impressive 10 goals and 4 assists. He has developed a perfect understanding with his fellow Liverpool attackers, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. Together, they have been working massively to lead The Reds to European glory. The last time Liverpool reached the semi-finals of the competition was in 2008, under the then manager, Rafa Benitez.
Salah is one of the most impressive players in the tournament this term. He has proved his worth in a fantastic fashion and is currently in the second position on the top scorers’ chart. He broke Samuel Eto’s record for most goals in a single season by an African player (8) as well as becoming the first African to score 10 goals in a single Champions League season.
With his 2 goals and 2 assists against Roma on Tuesday, he has put The Reds in a good position to qualify for the final of the competition.
#2. Helping Egypt To Qualify For The World Cup
#2. Helping Egypt To Qualify For The World Cup
It is the fate of great players to face the toughest challenges, Salah faced some difficult tests this season. Before he led Liverpool to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2008, the Egyptian had already overcome a tougher task in his homeland.
He helped his nation to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Russia. That was the first time the country qualified for the tournament since 1990. They finally made it, thanks to Salah who single-handedly ran riot in the clash against Congo on October 9, 2017.
It was an intense match, the Congolese ensured that they fought until the very end. After 63 minutes of the intense contest, the Liverpool winger broke the deadlock, latching on to a through pass from Arsenal midfielder, Mohamed Elneny.
The Congolese fourth back, gaining an equalizer in the 86th minute as Arnold Bouka Mouto beat Egypt’s goalkeeper, Essam El-Hadary with a ferocious left-footed volley. However, it was Salah who later decided the game with a fantastic penalty kick in the 95th minute to secure Egypt’s place in Russia.
#1. Winning The PFA Player Of The Year Award
Mohamed Salah has gained a lot of attention with his impressive performances in the Premier League this season. In a bid to honor his incredible efforts, the Egyptian was recently named the PFA Player Of The Year award, an accolade that is presented to the best player in the English top flight in every season.
The Liverpool superstar claimed the award, thanks to his relentless efforts and amazing superiority in the campaign. He bagged an amazing 31 goals and 9 assists in the competition this year. He also put up some incredible performances, especially in the big games, scoring against the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
He has a lot of impacts on Liverpool’s campaign. The 25-year old helped The Reds to maintain their position in the top-4 race. He is also the top scorer of the competition this season.