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Alan Shearer believes Salah will break his goalscoring record

Alan Shearer

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Newcastle United legend believes that will break his record for most goals scored in a single Premier League campaign and thinks the upcoming seasons will be the hardest for the Egyptian.

Salah has been ’s most prolific player since the start of the season. He already bagged 36 goals for the Reds across all competitions and is the Premier League top goalscorer with 28 goals, four ahead of his closest competitor Harry Kane.

England legend Alan Shearer praised the 25-year-old’s performances and believes that he will break his record for the most goals scored in a single 38-game league campaign (31) as well as his record for a 42-game season (34).

“He’s got every chance. The form he is in is incredible, every time he goes out onto the pitch – and I know the feeling well – he feels as though he’s going to score goals,” he told Sport360.

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“So he should. He’s in brilliant form and has been all season. If he can stay fit for the rest of the season then he’s got every chance of breaking those records,” he added.


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However, the 47-year-old reckons that Salah’s job is going to become harder starting next season as both players and managers are getting used to his style of play.

“It’s brilliant that he’s doing so well. I’m pretty certain Liverpool fans will want him to stay long-term and do it every season. The hard part for Salah is when everyone knows your game and it becomes more difficult next season and the season after,” he added.

“But you can’t take anything away from him. He’s been absolutely magnificent and it has been great to see,” Shearer confirmed.

The former Roma man’s current form make him a major contender for the PFA Player of the Year award alongside Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne but Shearer believes that the battle for the prestigious award will continue until the end of the season.

“They are the two this season. I honestly think right now that it is neck and neck. It all depends what happens in the next six or seven weeks until the end of the season, there’s a lot still to play for, that’s for both of those clubs and the two players,” he concluded.

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