Mohammed Salah

June 22, 2017, marked a significant turning point for Liverpool FC and for football enthusiasts worldwide. On this day, the club officially announced the signing of Mohamed Salah from AS Roma, a decision that would indelibly change the fortunes of the Reds and carve a new legacy in the annals of football history. Over the past seven years, Salah’s contributions to Liverpool have not only been prolific but also historic, earning him a place among the club’s all-time greats. As we commemorate this milestone, we delve into the remarkable statistics and achievements that define Salah’s tenure at Anfield.

A Prolific Goal Scorer

  • 349 Appearances: Salah has donned the Liverpool jersey 349 times, placing him in the top 50 of the club’s most-capped players. This impressive tally includes 317 starts, showcasing his reliability and endurance. Notably, 250 of these appearances have come in the Premier League, with Manchester City (20 games) and Chelsea (18 games) being his most frequent adversaries. This level of participation underlines not just his fitness but also his importance to the team, consistently featuring in high-stakes matches.
  • 211 Goals: Salah’s goal-scoring prowess is nothing short of phenomenal. With 211 goals, he stands as the fifth-highest scorer in Liverpool’s history. This feat is even more remarkable considering he surpassed legends such as Sir Kenny Dalglish, Robbie Fowler, and Steven Gerrard. Salah’s relentless pursuit of excellence has brought him within touching distance of Billy Liddell’s 228 goals, a record that seemed insurmountable not too long ago.
  • 155 Premier League Goals: Salah holds the distinction of being Liverpool’s top scorer in the Premier League era, having netted 155 times. He claimed this record in March 2023, surpassing Fowler’s 128 goals. Gerrard (120) and Michael Owen (118) are the only other players to have reached a century of goals in the league for Liverpool, highlighting the magnitude of Salah’s achievement.

The Creative Force

87 Assists: Salah’s contributions are not limited to scoring goals; he has also been a prolific creator. With 87 assists, he has consistently demonstrated his vision and playmaking ability. He has achieved double figures in assists in six of his seven seasons with Liverpool, with his highest single-season tally being 16 in the 2022-23 campaign. His understanding with teammates has been instrumental, particularly with Sadio Mane (17 assists) and Roberto Firmino (14 assists). Salah’s creativity was recognized with the Premier League Playmaker award for most assists in the 2021-22 season.



European Conquests

47 European Goals: Salah’s exploits in European competitions have been particularly noteworthy. He is Liverpool’s all-time leading scorer in Europe, surpassing Gerrard’s previous record of 41 goals. Most of these goals (42) have come in the UEFA Champions League, including the crucial opener in the 2019 final against Tottenham Hotspur. Salah’s knack for delivering in critical moments has made him a key figure in Liverpool’s European successes.

Remarkable Debut Season

44 Goals in 2017-18: Salah’s debut season with Liverpool was nothing short of sensational. He scored 44 goals, the second-highest total for a single campaign in the club’s history, behind only Ian Rush’s 47 goals in 1983-84. Salah joined an elite group of players who have scored 40 or more goals in a season for Liverpool, including Rush and Roger Hunt. His immediate impact set the tone for the years that followed, establishing him as a talismanic figure for the club.

Penalty Precision

33 Penalties Converted: Salah has been a reliable penalty taker, converting 33 of his 40 attempts. One of his most memorable penalties was the opening goal in the 2019 Champions League final, setting Liverpool on the path to victory. Salah’s consistency from the spot is reflected in his ranking among Liverpool’s top penalty scorers, trailing only legends such as Billy Liddell (34), Phil Neal (38), Jan Molby (42), and Gerrard (47).

Dominance Over Rivals

14 Goals Against Manchester United: Salah has made a habit of scoring against Manchester United, Liverpool’s fierce rivals. With 14 goals in 15 matches, he holds the record for the most goals scored by a Liverpool player against United. His hat-trick in the stunning 5-0 victory at Old Trafford in October 2021 is a standout moment, cementing his status as a nemesis for United fans. Salah has also recorded three other braces against them, showcasing his consistent ability to perform in high-pressure situations.

Trophy Collection

Mohamed Salah


8 Major Trophies: Salah’s time at Liverpool has been marked by significant silverware. He has won eight major trophies, starting with the UEFA Champions League in 2019. This triumph was followed by the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup, further cementing Liverpool’s status as one of the world’s premier clubs. Domestically, Salah has helped Liverpool secure the Premier League title, breaking a 30-year drought, as well as the Carabao Cup (twice), the FA Cup, and the Community Shield.

Champions League Record

6-Minute Hat-Trick: Salah set a Champions League record for the fastest hat-trick, scoring three goals in just six minutes and 12 seconds during a 7-1 thrashing of Rangers in October 2022. Coming off the bench, he netted in the 75th, 80th, and 81st minutes, showcasing his incredible finishing ability and cementing his place in European football history.

Player of the Season Honors

4-Time Standard Chartered Men’s Player of the Season: Salah has been a fan favorite throughout his time at Liverpool, winning the Standard Chartered Men’s Player of the Season award four times. His latest accolade came for the 2023-24 season, following previous wins in 2017-18, 2020-21, and 2021-22. This recognition reflects his consistent high-level performances and his importance to the team.

Single-Game Heroics

4 Goals in One Game: Salah’s ability to deliver on the biggest stages was highlighted during his first season at Anfield when he scored four goals in a single match against Watford in March 2018. This feat, achieved on a snowy evening, helped Liverpool secure a 5-0 victory and underscored Salah’s extraordinary talent. Only three other Liverpool players have scored more than a hat-trick in a single game over the past 30 years: Fowler and Owen did it twice, while Luis Suarez accomplished it once.

Premier League Golden Boots

3 Premier League Golden Boots: Salah’s goal-scoring exploits have earned him the Premier League Golden Boot on three occasions. He first won the award outright in his debut season with 32 goals, setting a new record for the most goals in a 38-game season. He shared the honor in the 2018-19 season with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and teammate Sadio Mane, and he claimed it again in the 2021-22 season, finishing level with Son Heung-min on 23 goals.

Consistency in Goal Contributions

1 Historic Achievement: Salah became the first player in Premier League history to record both 10+ goals and 10+ assists in three consecutive seasons. He achieved this remarkable feat in the 2023-24 season with 18 goals and 10 assists, following 19 goals and 12 assists in 2022-23 and 23 goals and 13 assists in 2021-22. This level of consistency underscores his all-around contributions to Liverpool’s attacking play and his standing as one of the Premier League’s most complete forwards.

Legacy and Impact oh Salah

Salah’s journey with Liverpool has been a story of continuous excellence, record-breaking performances, and unwavering commitment to the club. His incredible statistics are not just numbers but a testament to his skill, work ethic, and the impact he has had on one of the world’s most storied football clubs.

Salah’s influence extends beyond the pitch. He has become an icon, representing not just Liverpool but also serving as an inspiration for millions around the world, particularly in Egypt and across the Middle East. His success has shattered stereotypes and demonstrated that talent and hard work can transcend geographical and cultural boundaries.

As Salah continues to don the famous red jersey, Liverpool fans and football enthusiasts worldwide eagerly anticipate more magical moments, more goals, and more records being shattered. His legacy at Anfield is already cemented, but with each passing game, he continues to build upon it, solidifying his place as one of the greatest players in the history of the club and the sport.

In the words of Liverpool’s iconic anthem, Salah has never walked alone. He has been backed by the passionate support of the Anfield faithful, and in return, he has given them memories that will last a lifetime. Here’s to more years of Salah’s brilliance at Liverpool, where every goal, every assist, and every victory continues to etch his name deeper into the hearts of fans and the history books of football.

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By Jumana M M

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