LIVERPOOL: The forward’s two assists helped him reach over 200 goal involvements for a single club.
Egyptian and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has etched his name in the English Premier League (EPL) history books, thanks to a stellar second-half performance in a 3-1 win away against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The forward’s two assists helped him reach over 200 goal involvements for a single club. He achieved this feat with just 223 matches. This makes him the second fastest to reach the milestone behind Arsenal and French great Thierry Henry, who notched the record with 206 matches for The Gunners.
Salah, who went to the match against Wolves with 199 goal involvements (139 goals and 60 assists), is becoming one of the top strikers in the EPL era. The victory helped the Reds to reduce the gap to two points between them and defending league champions Manchester City, who are sitting pretty well at the summit with 15 points after five matches.
The Egyptian struggled in his first stint in England when he was in the books of Chelsea in 2014, scoring two goals for the Blues. He then left England for Italy and returned in 2017 as a mature world-class forward, who helped Liverpool to end their 30-year league drought in a 2019/20 season.
The three-time Golden Boot winner, who was the league’s top marksman in the 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2021/22 seasons, is also leading the scoring charts when it comes to Africans in the EPL.
He is followed by his former Reds teammate, Sadio Mane, who is in the books of Al Nassr in the Saudi Professional League (SPL), with 111 goals in his stay at Merseyside.
The top African scorers in the EPL are:
• Mohamed Salah 141 goals
• Sadio Mane 111 goals
• Didier Drogba 104 goals
• Emmanuel Adebayor 97 goals
• Aiyegbeni Yakubu 97 goals