Salah sets another record by beating Torres & Suarez to Liverpool goal mark

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The prolific Egyptian forward has passed 40 Premier League efforts for the Reds, and has reached that point in quicker time than some Reds icons

Mohamed Salah has set another record at Liverpool, with the Egyptian becoming the club’s quickest frontman to 40 Premier League goals.

Few could have predicted the impact a hard-working forward would make when arriving at Anfield in the summer of 2017.

A sensational debut campaign saw him find the target 44 times across all competitions.

Of that haul, 32 strikes came in the English top-flight and landed him the Golden Boot – to go with an enviable haul of other honours, such as the PFA Player of the Year award.

It was suggested early on in the 2018-19 campaign that Salah had lost some of his spark, as he netted just three times in 11 outings.

The 26-year-old has, however, silenced those doubters in style, with nine goals recorded across his last 11 appearances.

The most recent of those came in a hat-trick showing against Bournemouth, with his first of the afternoon taking him to 40 in the Premier League.

That landmark has been reached in just 52 games and places Salah at the top of a notable Liverpool goal chart.

Fernando Torres, who enjoyed a stunning start to his Reds career, took 52 games to record 40 efforts, while club legend Robbie Fowler required 77.

Michael Owen needed the same number of appearances, while Luis Suarez required one more.

Salah now sits above a distinguished collection of strikers, with former Reds star Luis Garcia telling Premier League Productions of his achievements: “All big names that have passed through the Liverpool squad.

“All of them are top scorers and we don’t have to forget that Mo Salah is not a centre-forward. All of these are centre-forwards and used to playing in that position.”

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Only two players in Premier League history have hit 40 goals in fewer games than Salah, with Alan Shearer and Andy Cole requiring just 45 apiece.

Liverpool will be hoping that their leading marksman gets somewhere close to emulating the efforts of two prolific frontmen.

His efforts to date have helped them to go unbeaten through 16 Premier League games this season, with a 42-point haul representing a club high for this stage of any given campaign.