Heading into the final fixtures of 2017-18, the Egypt international sat level with three modern day icons on the English top-flight roll of honour.
A remarkable debut campaign at Anfield had seen him net 31 times, the same return that Alan Shearer managed at Blackburn in 1995-96.
Salah has now blasted past them all, with the 25-year-old continuing to raise the bar in a stunning season.
He had gone three games without finding the target heading into a meeting with Brighton on the final day, but needed just 26 minutes against the Seagulls to rediscover his shooting boots.
"This one is very special to be honest, the golden boot," Salah told Sky Sports after being confirmed as the top goalscorer in the Premier League . "But as I have said before many times, it's always on my mind to help the team win games.
"So now we're in the Champions League next year and I've won the award, so I'm very proud. I'm always trying to improve, I'm improving year after year.
"It's very special to break the record here [at Anfield]. I will do my best to win it next season!"
Golden Boot? Come here to daddy 😂 pic.twitter.com/GasYbIerEm— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) May 13, 2018
To further emphasise just how prolific Salah has been this season, his effort against Brighton means that he will end the campaign having failed to breach just two of his 19 Premier League opponents.
Only Manchester United and Swansea have managed to contain Liverpool’s talisman this term.
17 - Mo Salah has scored against 17 different Premier League opponents this season; no player has ever scored against more in a single campaign in the competition. Variety. pic.twitter.com/EAum9Bkex3— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 13, 2018
Prior to taking the field against Brighton, Salah had been confirmed as the Premier League Player of the Season for 2017-18 .
That gong has been added to PFA Player of the Year and FWA Football of the Year awards which have already come his way.