I'm going to become Liverpool's all-time top scorer in EPL: Salah

Ahram Online , Saturday 20 Aug 2022

Mohamed Salah is determined to break another record this season as he has his eyes set on becoming Liverpool's all-time top scorer in the Premier League.

Mohamed Salah
Liverpool s Mohamed Salah gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 (Photo: AP)

 

The 30-year-old has scored 119 league goals in 182 appearances since joining Liverpool in the summer of 2017. He is now just nine goals short of the record held by former Reds striker Robbie Fowler.

"It's clear in my mind; I'm gonna do it hopefully soon," he said in an interview with Sky Sports.

Salah ended speculation regarding his future by penning a three-year contract extension in the summer, which will keep him at Anfield until 2025.

"Even if I didn't renew, I was going to break it (the record) this season because I think it's nine or 10 goals. The way I look at myself, yeah I'm going to make it, hopefully," he added when asked whether the record had played a role in prompting him to prolong his stay at Liverpool.

Salah finished last season as the Premier League's joint top scorer with 23 goals and he kicked off the new season in style, scoring a goal in the opening 2-2 draw with Fulham.

However, Liverpool made a slow start, having been also held to a 1-1 draw by Crystal Palace in their second game. Holders Manchester City, in contrast, made it two wins out of two by beating West Ham 2-0 and Bournemouth 4-0.

"We didn't start the way we wanted but I think it's part of the game, we have to react …. We can't change the past, that's why we have to focus on the next game," Salah said.

The former AS Roma man also said it's too early to think about the gap with Man City. Liverpool next face old rivals Manchester United on Monday.

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