Egypt Independent

Mo Salah equals goalscoring record with Liverpool



Liverpool’s striker and Egyptian football star Mohammad Salah continues to perform brilliantly in England, coming out on top of the Premier League scorers with nine goals after netting a double for his team against Southampton on Saturday.

Salah beat a number of world-class strikers, including Sergio Aguero, Romelu Lukaku, Alvaro Murata, Harry Kane and Jesus. Scoring nine goals in the first 12 games with Liverpool, Salah broke the record previously held by Liverpool’s Robbie Fowler with eight goals.

Salah further made Liverpool history yanking 14 goals in 18 games, thus equaling the goalscoring record held by Luis Suarez.

Liverpool fans praised the Egyptian in Saturday’s comfortable win against Anfield, chanting his nickname “Mo..Mo” before he was replaced after 80 minutes into the game.

Salah has been named as the best player in the 12th round in the Premier League, according to the league’s website.

Several British newspapers praised Salah’s efforts during the week. The Sun posted two big images of him with the caption “Mo Salah makes history,” while The Daily Mail wrote, “Mohamed Salah was a kid at Chelsea but he’s a man now.”

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm