Mohamed Salah made history this year; having one of the most successful seasons in recent Premier League history and leaving fans asking whether he can continue his incredible run of performances.
Scoring on his debut against Watford, Liverpool’s first Egyptian player quickly impressed. Finding the back of the net against Hoffenheim 12 days later in the Champions League play-off, Salah then went on three days later to score and assist in a game against Arsenal.
His stats speak for themselves; scoring 44 goals and 14 assists in 49 starts and 3 appearances as a substitute. Breaking the record for the most goals in a 38-game Premier League season, Salah’s 32nd league goal saw the Liverpool forward overtake Suarez, Shearer and Ronaldo, who shared the previous record of 31.
The records didn’t end there, becoming the quickest player to score 25 goals in a season for Liverpool since 1915, scoring the most goals at the club in a debut season and becoming the first Liverpool player to score more than 10 goals in a Champions League campaign.
It wasn’t only the numbers which got the world talking, but Salah’s style of play. Performing as the Reds’ main striker, his goals came from all over the penalty area, and in some cases, a long way out of the penalty area.
Salah has proven himself as a diverse player; a nightmare for defenders. Turning players at every opportunity, he made a habit of playing on the far right and cutting inside the box to score with his trademark clinical finish.
His performances were so impressive, it hasn’t only been Liverpool fans who are raving about him; as the world’s media and fans of other teams continue to sing his praises. Having signed the Golden Boot winner from Roma for £36.9million, what was the club’s record signing at the time has become one of the biggest bargains in recent Premier League history.
Being regarded as one of the world’s best players, all eyes are on Salah as football fans watch eagerly to see how he performs next season.
Klopp added: “Mo played a fantastic season, but Cristiano has played 15 seasons like this. Messi and Ronaldo deserve the praise and all the things they’ve won. For years they were on that level and now are 30-something but still on that level. If Mo can do that, we will see. He has fantastic potential. The next few seasons will show if he can do something similar.”
Can Mo do it again and establish himself as more than a one season wonder? The stage is set.