Rather lost in the controversial ending to Sunday’s Liverpool-Tottenham match was Mohamed Salah’s glorious second goal, the attacker forcing the ball past three defenders in the penalty area and lifting it over a sprawling Hugo Loris.
It was a sublime moment, one of the goals of the season. It was also his 21st league goal of the season—in just 25 games—and, along with the two he scored in his Chelsea days, takes his total to 23 and makes him the all time top scoring Egyptian in the Premier League.
“I felt proud after Salah reached my number of goals, I think he can reach 100 goals easily,” said Mido, the former Tottenham, Wigan, and Middlesbrough striker who previously held the record with 22.
As for what’s next for Salah—who has 28 goals in all competitions plus nine assists, good for a goal involvement every 73 minutes—Mido thinks 100 goals in England is is a good target for him to aim for. And, after that, maybe even 260.
That’s what former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer got, the most anyone ever has in the Premier League, and while it might be a little much to expect 26 goals a year for the next ten years from Salah, if he sticks around a few seasons 100 should be within reach.
“Salah is on top form, he is strong and fast,” Mido added. “I’m sure he will score more goals and break more records in the English Premier League. Now he is playing with a very big side, and I want him to focus more and more with the Reds so that he can make history.”