Liverpool FC news: Mohamed Salah’s goals are putting him on course to be the best since Luis Suarez
Mohamed Salah is on course to match Luis Suarez’s Liverpool goal record
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Not since Luis Suarez in the 2013/14 season have Liverpool had a goal scorer in such scintillating form as Mohamed Salah right now.
Bought from Roma for £34million in the summer, the current Reds forward has already scored 12 goals in his first 17 games in all competitions.
And he is on course to beat the 31 goals Suarez managed in his final season at Anfield.
Back then, the Uruguayan shared the European Golden Shoe with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, though his season began at the end of September when his 10-game suspension for biting Branislav Ivanovic was over.
His first appearance was in the 1-0 League Cup defeat to Man United on 25 September, but he got off the mark in the following game with two goals in the 3-1 win at Sunderland.
The closest any Liverpool player has come to Suarez’s haul since then is Philippe Coutinho’s 14 strikes last term.
Salah, meanwhile, began with one in the draw with Watford in August and recently scored twice in the 4-1 win at West Ham.
It can be argued his record this season is actually even more impressive considering he does not play in a central striker’s role, in addition to the hang up most people have that he is wasteful in front of goal.
Luis Suarez in the 2013/14 season (all competitions)
Goals per game: 0.83
After 17 games
Goals per game: 1.17
Mohamed Salah after 17 games of the 2017/18 season
Goals per game: 0.71
If he matches Suarez’s 31 strikes, he will become only the eighth player to score 30 or more goals in a single Premier League season.