Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Liverpool news and transfer rumours RECAP – Salah overtakes Messi in Balon d’Or race, Gerrard linked with Rangers

Liverpool news and transfer rumours RECAP – Salah overtakes Messi in Balon d’Or race, Gerrard linked with Rangers
28 Apr

Seven To Go

Mohamed Salah has broken a lot of records this season – but according to the Premier League, there are still seven more that he’s in with a chance of toppling during the final three domestic games of the season.

Here’s what you need to keep your eye out for in the next several games.

  • Most goals in a season

Salah needs one goal to be the outright record holder for the most strikes in a 38-match season. Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Alan Shearer have all hit 31 in a season before.

  • Highest-scoring overseas player

He needs just one more goal to be the all-time top scoring foreign player in a single season, overtaking Ronaldo and Suarez.

  • Most away goals

Thirteen of Salah’s 31 goals have come away from home, but Mo would have to hit a hat-trick in his only remaining away match, at former club Chelsea, and hope that Harry Kane doesn’t add to his current tally of 15 when he visits bottom club West Bromwich Albion.

  • Most goals in the box

By scoring from inside the 18-yard box at The Hawthorns, Salah equalled the record for the most goals scored from inside the area within a 38-match season.

Goal number 28 in the area matched Robin van Persie’s mark from 2011/12, but Salah would need another four to tie Cole’s total of 32 in 1993/94.

  • Most goal involvements

His tally of 40 goal involvements are 12 more than anyone else in 2017/18, and four shy of Thierry Henry’s high of 44 in a 38-match season.

  • Most matches scored in

Salah has already scored in 23 different matches, a record since the competition was cut to 20 teams for 1995/96.

He will need to score in each of Liverpool’s remaining three matches to equal Cole’s all-time record of 26 matches in 1993/94.

  • Most opponents scored against

Salah will not get the chance to equal this record until the final weekend, because he has already struck against two of his remaining three opponents.

If he finds the net against Brighton & Hove Albion, Salah will become the third player to score versus 17 different opponents in a single 38-match season.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates the second goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Liverpool and A.S. Roma at Anfield on April 24, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
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