Mohamed Salah sets new Premier League goal record, eclipses Shearer, Ronaldo, Suarez
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London, May 13, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Africa’s reigning footballer of the year, Mohamed Salah has set a new record for most goals scored in a single Premier League campaign thanks to his 26th-minute goal against Brighton on Sunday.
The Egyptian has been in incredible form this season, scoring 42 goals in all competitions, and has now notched his 32nd goal of the Premier League campaign to break the record for a 38-game season.
Alan Shearer (1995-96), Luis Suarez (2013-14) and Cristiano Ronaldo (2007-08) had all shared the record with Salah, but now he has claimed it outright.
But not content with being the greatest goalscorer of the modern Premier League era, Salah has made no secret of his desire to break the record for a 42-game season too.
Shearer (1994-95) and Andy Cole (1993-94) both netted an astonishing 34 times with Blackburn and Newcastle respectively.
Salah has the remainder of Sunday’s clash with Brighton, the final game of the season, to try and get the hat-trick he needs to match Shearer and Cole’s record.
Salah has scored, on average, a goal every 91 minutes in the Premier League this season, as well as registering nine assists.
• Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 32 goals
• Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 29 goals
• Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 21 goals
• Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – 19 goals
• Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 18 goals
Speaking about his pursuit of both this season’s golden boot and the all-time scoring record, Salah said: “Honestly as you can see, I have had a great season and still some games to go.
“For anyone the most important thing is to play good, to perform good, to score goals for your team. I am happy in the city, for the club and for myself for sure. It means a lot.”