Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah's best stats & records at Liverpool

Tom Gott
Salah's goalscoring record is ridiculous
Salah's goalscoring record is ridiculous / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/GettyImages

Liverpool fans were excited when Mohamed Salah first joined the club in 2017, but absolutely nobody could have predicted the tear he has been on.

The Egyptian winger has plundered goals at an outstanding rate, sending records tumbling with what feels like every kick of a ball. There are so many that it's hard to keep up with.

Let's take a look at some of his best.

1. Most goals in a single Premier League season - 32

Luis Suarez (2013/14), Cristiano Ronaldo (2007/08) and Alan Shearer (1995/96) could only manage 31 goals in a Premier League season. Salah is the only man to ever hit 32.

He did that back in the 2017/18 season, in which he scored in no fewer than 24 different matches - another record in itself.

The outright record is 34, set by Shearer and Andy Cole back when the Premier League season was 42 games. Had Salah had four more matches, that record would surely have been his.

2. 1st African to score 30 Premier League goals in one season

There have been some unreal Africans in the Premier League. Didier Drogba, Nwankwo Kanu, Yaya Toure, Yakubu... the list goes on.

All scored a crazy number of goals in England, but none made it to the 30-goal mark in a single season like Salah did in 2017/18.

Not only did Salah reach it, but he actually eclipsed it, finishing pretty on 32.

3. 1st Liverpool player to score 20+ goals in 3 different years

No Liverpool player had ever scored 20 goals in three Premier League seasons before Salah did it in 2020/21.

He came close to doing that one year earlier, but could 'only' manage 19 goals. I know, a tame effort really.

Salah became the first Liverpool player to hit 20+ goals in three seasons since Ian Rush in 1987 - how's that for illustrious company to keep?

4. Outscoring Man Utd's Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo
Salah has topped Ronaldo's stats in England / Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

Ronaldo became the best player in the world at Manchester United, and he departed England with a total of 118 goals across his six years with the team.

Salah hit that tally in fewer than four seasons with Liverpool and in considerably fewer games.

If we're taking strictly Premier League goals, Ronaldo bagged 84 in his 196 games during his first spell at Old Trafford, whereas Salah needed just 133 to match that total and one more to beat it.

5. Most Liverpool goals in first 100 Premier League games

Salah's 100th Premier League game for Liverpool came in March 2020, and he marked the occasion with the obligatory goal, which was his 70th in just 100 matches.

He finished clear ahead of Fernando Torres, whose 63 strikes was a club record in the Premier League before Salah rocked up to Anfield and tore it up.

Shearer made it to 79 in his first 100 games with Blackburn, but if the only man to outscore you is the leading scorer in the competition's history, then you're doing alright.

Only the legendary Roger Hunt managed more for Liverpool in the pre-Premier League era (72), and he only made it there with a brace in his 100th game.

6. One of two players to score 2 and assist 2 in a Champions League semi-final

Rivals have often accused Salah of disappearing in big games, but he is actually one of just two players to score twice and assist twice in a Champions League semi-final.

Salah managed that in a 5-2 mauling of Roma back in April 2018, tearing the Italian side apart in a devastating 60-minute showing.

One of those assists was for Roberto Firmino, who just so happens to be the other player to hit this milestone. To make this all more ridiculous, he did it in the same game, seven minutes after Salah.

7. Liverpool's all-time Champions League top scorer

Salah only joined Liverpool in 2017, but he's already their all-time leading scorer in the Champions League.

The Egyptian bagged his 31st goal in the competition in October 2021's victory over Atletico Madrid, which moved him ahead of the legendary Steven Gerrard in the club's charts.

He needed just 48 games to get there - 39 fewer than Gerrard.

8. Fastest Liverpool player to 100 Premier League goals

In the 3-3 draw with Brentford in the early stages of 2021/22, Salah poked home from close range to record his 100th Premier League goal for Liverpool.

He reached that tally in just 151 games, one faster than previous record-holder and club legend Roger Hunt.

A few weeks earlier, he bagged his 100th league goal across his time with both Chelsea and Liverpool, with that strike coming in his 162nd game in the competition.

Only four players have ever reached a century faster than that: Alan Shearer (124), Harry Kane (141), Sergio Aguero (147) and Thierry Henry (160).

9. Highest scoring African in Premier League history

Didier Drogba is widely seen as an all-time Premier League great and undoubtedly heralded as one of Africa's finest exports, but Salah has been hunting down the former Chelsea man's records.

With his hat-trick in the 5-0 win over Manchester United in October 2021, Salah moved clear of the 104 Premier League goals struck by Drogba, who needed an extra 88 games to reach that tally as well.

Salah is narrowly ahead of Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane in the standings, and it looks like being a battle between those two for the crown when all is said and done.