Liverpool News: Salah targeting historic tally

1 year ago

In the latest Liverpool news, Mohamed Salah believes he can surpass Ian Rush’s club record for the most goals scored in a single season.

The Egypt international joined Liverpool last summer from Roma for an initial fee of 42million euros, which could potentially rise to 50million.

He was the club’s record signing until they splashed out to capture central defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in January.

The winger has already gone some way to repaying Liverpool during his debut season, netting 40 goals across all competitions and helping the Reds into the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The Merseysiders can still finish as high as second in the Premier League but their main focus is likely to be on going all the way in Europe, having been drawn against Salah’s former club Roma in the last four.

Liverpool’s current record goalscorer for a single season is Rush, who bagged 47 in 1983-84 as they won the First Division, League Cup and European Cup in that season.

Salah, who is priced at 1/10 to claim the Premier League Golden Boot with Paddy Power, has potentially seven games left this season if Liverpool reach the Champions League final and he believes he can make his own piece of history at Anfield.

“There’s a big chance to break the record, to be number one for a club like Liverpool, it’s something huge,” Salah told Premier League Productions.

“I will be very happy if I break it. I’m happy about 40, I want to keep scoring, I want to be number one for the record.

“It’s always good when you see your name with legends of a club like Liverpool, it’s a different feeling and I’m very happy about that.

“But I always try to look at myself and I want more. I have 40 now, I’m telling myself, ‘Why not? You can be number one!’