Jordan Henderson has ominously warned that Mohamed Salah is still getting better despite producing ‘jaw dropping’ numbers since moving to Liverpool.
After being labeled as a flop after his unsuccessful spell at Chelsea, Salah returned from Roma for a second crack at the Premier League back in 2017, where he has since gone on to become one of the division’s most prolific goalscorers.
In his three full seasons at Liverpool, the Egyptian has netted a hugely impressive 100 goals in the famous red shirt, helping the club to an abundance of silverware including ending a 30 year drought for the English title.
Salah’s first season back in England saw him notch a whopping 44 goals in all competitions, and he has followed that up with 27 and 23 goals respectively in the subsequent two seasons.
Despite his impressive goalscoring achievements, however, Reds skipper Henderson reckons that the 28-year-old is getting ‘better and better’.
“Mo’s numbers are jaw-dropping,” Henderson writes in the official matchday programme for Liverpool’s Champions League group game with FC Midtjylland on Tuesday. “He’s achieved his century in just 159 appearances – that is computer game stuff!
“I read that Mo got to this milestone in the third-quickest time in LFC history. The other two Liverpool players who got to a century quicker are Roger Hunt and Jack Parkinson – and we are going back quite a long time. It just emphasises the enormity of his contribution.
“I shouldn’t be surprised, but it yet again underlines just how blessed we all are to be working with him, or be a supporter of this club at the time he is here with us.
“Not for one minute do I think Mo is taken for granted; he 100 per cent isn’t by anyone associated with our club at least. But I do think the level of his achievement maybe deserves a little more recognition in the game.
“It’s possible that the numbers he hit in his first season with us – 40-plus goals – means everything else since has been measured by an unfair and unrealistic yardstick.
“As someone privileged to play alongside him, I can tell you I think he is so much better now than during that first season. I also think his contribution now is more important than in that first season. As amazing as he was, he has only got better and better.”
Salah has already netted six goals in nine appearances in all competitions, the Reds currently sitting level on points with early league leaders, Everton.