Mohamed Salah lit up English football this season with his superb displays for Liverpool and broke the record for the most amount of goals scored in a single Premier League season.
In fact, the Egyptian international is one of only eight players to have ever scored more than 30 goals in a 38 game EPL campaign. Here’s the rundown on the other players who Salah has joined in the “30 goals in a season,” club …
Kevin Phillips 1999/2000 – 30 goals
Kevin Phillips smashed an incredible 30 goals for an unfancied Sunderland side as the Black Cats finished seventh in the 1999/2000 season. The lethal finisher – fun fact of the day time – is actually the last Englishman to win the European Golden Boot award.
Thierry Henry 2003/04 – 30 goals
Former Arsenal attacker Thierry Henry is widely considered to be one of the greatest players to have ever graced the Premier League and he broke the 30 goal mark in the 2003/2004 season as part of the legendary ”Invincibles,’’ side.
The former France international scored 175 goals throughout his Gunners career and sits fourth on the list of all time EPL scorers.
Robin Van Persie 2011/12 – 30 goals
Former Arsenal and Man United hitman Robin Van Persie matched their feat in the 2011/12 season before controversially swapping the Emirates for Old Trafford. Had it not been for consistent injury problems during his early twenties, the former Holland international and his lethal left peg would probably have scored a lot more than his 144 Premier League goals during his time in English football.
Harry Kane 2017/18 – 30 goals
Spurs talisman Kane may not have finished as the top scorer in England in 2017/18, but the 24-year-old did enjoy his best ever return in a single Premier League season and became the fourth youngest player ever to score 100th EPL goals.
The England international has proved himself to be one of the best out-and-out number nines in World Football in recent years, and with 108 goals in just 153 appearances, Kane has a genuine chance of matching the all time record of 26o Premier League goals set by…
Alan Shearer 1995/1996 – 31 goals
Former Blackburn and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer is the Premier League’s all-time leading goal scorer with 260 strikes to his name. He actually scored 34 goals in the 1993/1994 and 1994/1995 seasons, although the league was bigger back then with 42 games being played.
In his prime, Shearer was one of the most complete frontmen in Europe, capable of finding the net in every conceivable way, and the only question mark hanging over his career is whether he could have actually scored even more goals had he spent the vast majority of his playing days with clubs challenging at the top of the Premier League.
Cristiano Ronaldo 2007/08 – 31 goals
Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Old Trafford in 2003 as a skinny and spotty teenager a bit too fond of flicks and tricks. However, under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson he would begin to blossom into one of the greatest footballers of all time.
He announced himself as a truly world class talent during the 2007/08 season, with his goal scoring exploits inspiring United to a Premier League and Champions League double. The Portuguese attackers performances were so superb during this campaign that he would win the first of his five Ballon d’Ors.
Luis Suarez 2013/2014 – 31 goals
Love him or hate him, Sir Bitealot enjoyed one of the best ever individual seasons in Premier League history in the 2013/2014 when his world class striking displays almost inspired Liverpool to their first ever EPL title victory.
Suarez’s energy, skill and finishing ability were truly breathtaking during his spell at Anfield – even if he is a massive prick at times.
Mohamed Salah 2017/2018 – 32 goals
When Liverpool signed Salah from Roma for £38 million this summer, most observers thought the Anfield outfit were signing a decent, but far from top class performer.
The Egyptian international has of course gone on to exceed the expectations of even the most optimistic of Reds fan by scoring a record breaking 32 league goals this season.
Salah’s achievement is made all the more impressive when you consider he plays as a winger and not as a traditional centre forward.