Mohammed Salah has turned 30 years today and we at URBANNEWSGH have listed 10 records Mohammed Salah has broken since joining Liverpool.
The forward broke the Liverpool transfer-fee record when he signed for the Anfield giants in 2017, with the Reds committing £43.9 million to sign him from AS Roma.
This record has since been smashed, with the likes of Naby Keita, Alisson and, of course, Virgil van Dijk all costing more than the Egypt king.
We can’t say Liverpool haven’t got good value for money, as these other records demonstrate.
Within an African context, Salah has also broken several records during his time at Liverpool.
When he clinched his second African Footballer of the Year award in 2018 he became the first player to win the prize twice while a Liverpool player.
Ex-Red El Hadji Diouf did win the award on two occasions, although once was while he was with Racing Club de Lens, whereas his compatriot Sadio Mane has—to date—only won the award once.
In the 2017-18 season, Salah won the FWA Footballer of the Year and PFA Player of the Year award in the top flight—the first Egyptian player to get his hands on either award.
Salah also became the first African player to win both awards twice when he achieved the FWA and PFA double again this season.
Previously, none of the continent’s stars have ever won the Football Writers’ award, with Riyad Mahrez in 2015-16 the only African player who had previously clinched the PFA gong.
The 2017-18 season—Salah’s first at Liverpool—was a truly remarkable campaign for the attacker, as he proved himself to be a world-class operator.
Salah netted 32 goals in the Premier League that term, the most ever scored by a player in a 38-game PL season.
Previously, a haul of 31 had been achieved by Alan Shearer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alan Shearer, but Salah’s season eclipsed them all.
During that year, he also netted against 17 of the 19 other teams Liverpool faced in the league that season.
No player has ever scored against more, with Ian Wright and Robin van Persie—both of Arsenal—the other two players to have scored against 17 different teams in a single PL season.
During the course of the campaign—all competitions included—the attacker netted 44 goals, a truly remarkable return.
It was a record for a Liverpool player in their debut season with the club.
Notably, that famous 2017-18 season also saw Salah win the Premier League’s Player of the Month award on three separate occasions during the course of the campaign.
For context, no player had ever before won the prize three times during a single PL season.
Before too long, he hit the 50-goal mark with the Reds, making the half-century in just 69 league matches.
It was the quickest that any Reds player had reached the tally in the top flight, with Salah outpacing the previous record holder—Fernando Torres—who took 72 matches to reach 50 goals.
Unsurprisingly, he’s the top scoring Egyptian player ever in the Premier League, eclipsing the likes of Amr Zaki, Ahmed El Mohamady and Ramadan Sobhi.
Before Salah arrived in the Premier League, ex-Tottenham Hotspur, Middlesbrough and West Ham United striker Mido was the top scoring Pharaohs star in the PL with 22.
Needless to say, Salah wasted little time in knocking Mido off top spot.