Hot and smoking Mohamed Salah has equalled an African English Premier League record held by Didier Drogba. It became possible on Saturday after Salah scored Liverpool’s winner in the 2-1 defeat of hosts Crystal Palace.
The African Footballer of the Year sealed the comeback with a composed finish, controlling the ball neatly before prodding beyond Wayne Hennessey as the Reds are third in the table.
Saturday’s feat pushed up Salah’s figures to 29 goals in the League, and is only the second African to do so. Drogba achieved the feat in 2009/10, as Chelsea won the English topflight title plus the FA Cup and Community Shield. That season, the Ivorian scored 37 goals in 44 games.
Salah also has equalled a record held by Robin van Persie and Cristiano Ronaldo, by scoring in 21 games of the Premier League season, and is only the third person since 1992 to do so. With six more games to go, Salah looks good to extend his goals haul.
Also, he is in the race to emerge as top scorer in England which will see him clinch the Golden Boot as he sits five goals ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.