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Mo Salah breaks Premier League records and is ready for Champions League Final and World Cup Russia 2018
Mohamed Salah has broken the record for the most goals scored by a single player in a premier league season. Over the course of the 38 premier league games, Mohamed Salah scored an impressive 32 goals. He has had a sensational season finding the net on 44 separate occasions across all competitions and helping Liverpool make it to the Champions League final.
After picking up the PFA player of the year award and the Football writers association player of the year, Salah claimed the premier league Golden Boot at Anfield on Sunday. Salah scored his 32nd goal during the first half of their 4 – 0 victory over Brighton. He was later on in the 2nd half, taken off by the Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp whom admitted that he had no clue about the record.
The goal meant the Egypt international finished two ahead of Tottenham’s Harry Kane in the race to be the league’s top scorer. Kane, who scored twice in a 5-4 win over Leicester on Sunday, had won the award in each of the past two seasons.
Harry Kane has also gone on to say that after the two have had prolific campaigns, it is all about repeating the same year after year. We may be in for similar battles to those of Christian Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the years to come.
Further more, the goal against Brighton on the last day of the season also saw Salah pick up other records like the All time top scoring foreign player in a single season in Premier League history. Taken him past the likes of Alan Shearer (1995 -1996), Cristiano Ronaldo (2007 -2008), Luis Suarez (2013-2014), each one of them with 31 goals. He has also become the 3rd player to ever score against 17 different teams in a single campaign. Manager Jurgen Klopp also believes that the Golden Boot winner still has room for improvement.
He is considered among the big favorites to win the next 2018 Ballon d’Or, managing to score a total of 44 goals in all competitions and 13 assists. Ronaldo has 42 and Messi 40. Salah will conquer Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League final, Real Madrid – Liverpool, on May 26 in Kiev and at the World Cup Russia next month.
The Egyptian forward has been in stunning form this season and could be named the best player on the planet if he can maintain his standards and bring the Champions League trophy back home to Liverpool.