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5 dark horses for the Premier League Golden Boot

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Mohammed Salah has started on fire for Liverpool!

After six games in the Premier League so far this season, Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Morata, and Romelu Lukaku lead the race for the golden boot with a joint tally of six goals each.

Despite a poor start to the season in August, Harry Kane has found his goalscoring boots as he has netted two hat tricks in his last two outings for Spurs. Kane will be looking for his third consecutive golden boot and has scored four goals in the premier league this season. 

Alexis Sanchez and Eden Hazard who also generally tend to be in the running for the Boot, have both had slow starts to the season.

Aguero, Lukaku, and Morata are front-runners this campaign but Harry Kane could become just the third man in PL history to win three golden boots after Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry. 

Having said that, here we look beyond the obvious and identify five dark horses who are in the race for the grand prize this time around:

#5. Mohamed Salah

Liverpool’s new signing from Roma, Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah joined the Merseyside club on a five-year deal worth €35 million and has adapted to life at Anfield superbly, notching four goals in just six appearances in the Premier League. 

An extremely quick, attacking player Salah holds the current record for most shots on target against any opposition in the league so far. Salah has proved himself to be a good acquisition by Klopp, who has a number of attacking options to choose from in his side. Salah could be a contender for the Premier League’s golden boot race this season as Liverpool look rampant going forward. 

With Mane, Coutinho, and Firminho to help the Egyptian, the number of chances being created by Liverpool has substantially increased this season in comparison to last. Given Klopp likes to play a heavy-metal style of football, Mo Salah could be in for a spectacular start to life back in the Premier League provided he continues to score goals.

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