Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah moved closer to the top of the club’s list of greatest goalscorers after finding the net against Bournemouth in the Premier League this past weekend.
The Egyptian almost didn’t score when goalkeeper Neto saved his penalty at Anfield, but he poked home the rebound to help the Reds secure a 3-1 win over the Cherries.
It puts Salah on 187 goals for Liverpool since he joined the club in 2017 from AS Roma for £34.3 million, a transfer fee he has repaid many times over in the six years since.
The goal means he leapfrogs Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard in the club’s all-time list of goalscorers. It took the midfielder 17 years and over 700 games to reach 186 goals, the last of which he scored in his final Premier League game, a 6-1 defeat to Stoke City.
Salah has also surpassed Reds icons such as Kenny Dalglish, Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen, all of whom had phenomenal goalscoring records during their respective careers, in a relatively short space of time.
The 31-year-old will have to score a lot more just to move up to the next sport in the list, with Billy Liddell, who played for the club between 1939 and 1961, 41 goals ahead of him.
It’s also unlikely Salah will ever catch Ian Rush at the summit. The Welsh marksman racked up a scarcely believable 346 goals during a wildly successful time at Liverpool.
10 – Mohamed Salah is the first Liverpool player to either score or assist in 10 consecutive Premier League appearances at Anfield, and the first player to do so in 10 straight home appearances in the top-flight since Jamie Vardy in December 2015 (10). King. pic.twitter.com/gHqzo1cKIM
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 19, 2023
Liverpool’s top 10 goalscorers:
10. Harry Chambers – 151 goals in 339 appearances
9. Michael Owen – 158 goals in 297 appearances
8. Kenny Dalglish – 172 goals in 515 appearances
7. Robbie Fowler – 183 goals in 369 appearances
6. Steven Gerrard – 186 goals in 710 appearances
5. Mohamed Salah – 187 goals in 307 appearances
4. Billy Liddell – 228 goals in 534 appearances
3. Gordon Hodgson – 241 goals in 377 appearances
2. Roger Hunt – 285 goals in 492 appearances
1. Ian Rush – 346 goals in 660 appearances
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