Phil Thompson: Mohamed Salah has surprised everybody
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson has said that Mohamed Salah has surprised everyone after his unbelievable debut campaign at Anfield.
The Egypt international has hit the ground running at Liverpool, scoring 32 goals across all competitions, just four behind Robbie Fowler’s tally in 1996, which is also the record for most goals scored by a Liverpool player in a single season.
He will be looking to continue his fine form and score more goals as he is currently battling with Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero for the Golden Boot, but with the duo injured, he has massive opportunity to become the first African player to win the award since Didier Drogba, who won it twice in 2007 and 2010.
Salah already broke several records in a period of seven months with the Reds. He became the player with most left-footed goals in a single season in Premier League history (20).
“Salah is probably the one who has surprised everybody and has been absolutely astonishing, better than we could have imagined, with 24 Premier League goals and 32 in all competitions,” Thompson told Sky Sports.
Earlier this month, Salah won the Fans’ Player of the Month and Liverpool Player of the Month awards, and also managed to equal Togo’s Emmanuel Adebayor as the second-highest scoring African in a single league campaign (24), with Drogba just five goals away as we embark on the final chapter of the season.
Liverpool are fourth in the Premier League with 60 points, and their next game will be against tenth-placed Watford on Saturday, March 17.
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