How many records could Salah break this season?



Glenn Price assesses the probability of breaking records by Mo.
Most goals in a single season in Liverpool history

“Ian Rush’s record of 47 goals during the 1983-84 season is in serious jeopardy based on Salah’s current form. Salah has at least six more games to rack up the goals. Somewhat impressively, Rush scored that total in 65 appearances, whereas Salah could do it in significantly fewer, having played for Liverpool 45 times so far following his summer move from Roma. Possibility: 6/10”

Most Premier League goals in a 38-game season

“Salah is currently one behind Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez’s joint record of 31 goals in a 38-game Premier League season. With Liverpool having four league games remaining this term, Salah has an excellent chance of breaking this record. Possibility: 9/10:”

Most goals in a Premier League season outright

“Shearer (1994-95) and Andy Cole (1993-94) have both scored 34 goals in a Premier League season — the most in league history — but they achieved it in an era when there were 42 games in a Premier League season. Can Salah score five in the remaining four games? Possibility: 6/10”

Most Champions League goals in one campaign by a Liverpool player

“Salah’s eight goals in the Champions League have helped Liverpool reach the semifinals for the first time in a decade. Roberto Firmino has scored the same number, and the pair’s tallies are greater than any other player’s in Liverpool’s history. Salah needs to outscore Firmino in the Reds’ remaining games in Europe to claim this honour. Possibility: 7/10”

Fastest Liverpool player to score 50 goals

“Although not impossible, it seems unlikely that Salah will reach a half-century this season. Regardless, he is well on course to score 50 goals in record time. Albert Stubbins got there in 77 games, Roger Hunt in 79 and Fernando Torres in 84. Possibility (this season): 4/10”

Winning the European Golden Shoe

“Salah is the top goal scorer in all of Europe’s major leagues. He’s currently one ahead of Lionel Messi and two clear of Robert Lewandowski and Lazio’s Ciro Immobile. Suarez, in 2013-14, was the most recent Liverpool player to win the award, but he shared it with Ronaldo. Possibility: 7/10”