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Salah on the brink of breaking Premier League record

With 18 League titles and five European cups, Liverpool are a club with a proud and historic tradition, but the Anfield Faithful could be on the brink of seeing a long standing club and league record broken by Mohamed Salah.

The Egyptian moved to Anfield in a £35 million move from AS Roma in the summer where he scored 34 goals in 84 appearances for the Italian side over the course of two seasons.

The move to England was not without risk though. The 25-year-old has already tried his luck in the Premier League, spending 12 months at Chelsea, where he failed to make an impact. During his time at Stamford Bridge, he made just 19 appearances, scoring just two goals before being loaned out to Fiorentina.

However, the gamble for Jurgen Klopp has already paid off, and its not even at the end of his first season at the club.

The Liverpool number 11 notched his 30th Premier League goal in Saturdays game against Bournemouth, which was also his 40th goal of the season.

With at least six games to go until the end of the season, potentially seven if Liverpool can reach the Champions League final, Salah is just seven goals shy of equalling Liverpool’s club record of 47 goals in a single season, a record set by the great Ian Rush in the 1983/84 campaign.

He is also on the brink of matching, and ultimately breaking the most Premier League goals in a 38 game season, a record held by Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and former Liverpool striker, Luis Suarez. That record currently stands at 31 goals, and with Salah already finding the net in 22 of 32 league appearances, I’m not sure I’d bet against him setting a new record.

However, even if he doesn’t make it, what is certain, it has been a truly astounding season for the former Chelsea “flop”.

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