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5 Records held by Liverpool's Mohamed Salah

Salah had one of the all-time greatest individual Premier League seasons in 2017/18
Salah had one of the all-time greatest individual Premier League seasons in 2017/18
Jakob Haugerud
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When Mohamed Salah joined Liverpool at the beginning of the 2017/18 season, it was met with confusion by both fans and pundits, with both trying to work out how this player would help elevate Liverpool's team to strive for greater heights.

What followed, however, is nothing short of miraculous with Salah taking the football world by storm. Although Liverpool was ultimately unable to win a trophy in the 2017/18 season, Mohamed Salah catapulted himself to football stardom and into the upper echelon of attackers in European football. By the end of the season, records had been broken and created.

Being from Egypt, Salah ignited a euphoric frenzy across his home nation in support of this talented individual. While world-class talent is almost saturated in Europe and South America, Egypt hasn't had a player of this caliber and fame before, and this element of Salah's incredible season made it even sweeter.

As well as cementing himself as one of the most talented attackers in the Premier League, Salah broke and set numerous records throughout last season, and this article is going to look at 5 of the records he broke.

#5. Scoring 32 league goals in a single Premier League season

Salah set a new record with his 32 league goals in a single season
Salah set a new record with his 32 league goals in a single season

In 2017/18, Salah did something that players such Cristiano Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Luis Suarez, and Harry Kane could not: He scored 32 league goals in a single season.

Whilst the previous best was 31 goals, Salah managed to squeeze his way to this record by scoring 1 more in the 2017/18 season. This is perhaps his best record in terms of how historic it was and considering what Premier League legends he bettered by achieving it.

#4. Most goals scored for Liverpool in a debut season

Salah scored 44 goals in his debut season
Salah scored 44 goals in his debut season

Salah netted 44 goals in all competitions for the Reds, including 10 in the Champions League. This is the highest number of goals in a debut season for the Merseyside club, comfortably beating the previous record of 33 goals set by Fernando Torres a decade before in the 2007-08 season.

This is an incredible record set by Salah for more than one reason: He extended the record with 11 goals, it shows just how potent the Egyptian forward was in front of goal, and he achieved this considering how much confusion and skepticism there was when he first arrived at Liverpool.

In addition, the record of 44 goals is the second highest amount in a single season in the club's history with only Ian Rush's tally of 47 being a greater haul set way back in 1983-84!

#3. Most Player of the Month awards in a single season (Premier League)

Mohamed Salah with the EA SPORTS Player of the Month for March 2018
Mohamed Salah with the EA SPORTS Player of the Month for March 2018

This is yet another record set by Mohamed Salah, which encapsulates what a staggering season he had last year. He is the first player in history to be named the Premier League’s Player of the Month three times in a single season, winning the prize during the 2017/18 season in November, February, and March.

While team awards are undoubtedly the most important in football, individual awards are also something all footballers dream about. Winning one Player of the Month award is a great honor, but for Mohamed Salah to win three of these coveted awards in a single Premier League season is incredible. The fact that players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Suarez, and Henry couldn't achieve this feat during their tenures in England makes this record even better.

#2. First African player to score 30 goals in a Premier League season

Salah is the first African born player to score 30 goals in a single Premier League season.
Salah is the first African born player to score 30 goals in a single Premier League season.

When Mohamed Salah scored 32 EPL goals in the 2017/18 season, it was a record for two reasons. As already covered, in scoring 32 goals, Salah set a new all-time record for total goals scored in a single season, but he set another record in the process as well.

By scoring as many goals as he did in the Premier League last season, Salah became the first African player to score over 30 goals in a single season in the English top flight.

What's particularly special about this record is that it is something that will never be taken away from him by another player in the future. Regardless of long Salah can maintain the stellar form he showed last season, he will always be the first African player to score 30 goals or more in the Premier League.

#1. Scoring in 24 separate matches in a single season (Premier League)

Salah scored in 24 separate matches for Liverpool during the 2017/18 season.
Salah scored in 24 separate matches for Liverpool during the 2017/18 season.

The final record of this article that Mo Salah set took place once again during his mythical 2017/18 season for Liverpool. He scored 32 goals in 24 separate Premier League games, out of a possible 38 games.

While this record seems a bit more obscure than the other ones addressed in this article, it is very impressive. The significance of this record is when it is related to the consistency that Salah displayed during his record-breaking season.

This record ultimately exhibits the splendid top form that Salah showed throughout the entirety of last season. He didn't have an out of character month or two where he played better or worse than usual.

Playing at a high level for half a season is hard enough, with many players often burning out during the tail end of a season. For Salah to maintain his staggering level for an entire season week in and week out is no small feat, which is why it is included as one of his best records.

Edited by Nnanna Mba
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