Salah on top: Race for the 2021/22 Premier League Golden Boot

Arjun Singh Devgan
Salah leads the race for the Golden Boot award
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The Premier League is widely considered as the best and most competitive league in the world, with a number of great players plying their trade in England. As we head into the business end of the 2021/22 season, there have been some who have been prolific in front of goal as compared to the others.

Here, we take a look at the race for the Golden Boot award.

1. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 17 goals

Mohamed Salah - Winger - Born 1992
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Mohamed Salah's performances for Liverpool this season have led many to call him the best player in the world at the moment, with the Egyptian scoring goals for fun in the Premier League.

Games Played: 23
Goals: 17
Assists: 9

2. Diogo Jota (Liverpool) - 12 goals

Diogo Jota
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Jurgen Klopp was insistent on signing Diogo Jota from Wolves in 2020 and the Portugal international has lived up to the trust placed on him as he has seamlessly fitted into the Liverpool XI.

The 25-year-old has chipped in with important goals for the Reds at crucial moments, which makes him a key player for the club going forward.

Games Played: 23
Goals: 12
Assists: 1

3. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) - 10 goals

Raheem Sterling
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Raheem Sterling can lay claim to being the most improved player in Premier League history in the recent past as he has flowered under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

The England international's finishing has improved by leaps and bounds, with his numbers in terms of goals is there for everyone to see.

Games Played: 22
Goals: 10
Assists: 1

Note: Bruno Fernandes, Emmanuel Dennis, Son Heung-Min, Cristiano Ronaldo, Emile Smith Rowe, Raphinha, Jamie Vardy and Sadio Mane are tied in fourth place with nine goals to their name.