Since arriving on Merseyside, Mohamed Salah has achieved several Liverpool and Premier League goal scoring records. He has made a hobby out of hitting and surpassing feats. Tomorrow he has a chance to meet another niche accomplishment.
Assuming he plays, if Salah can score against Real Madrid in Tuesday’s Champions League, he becoming only the fifth Liverpool player to score in four consecutive Champions League matches. The other players are Roger Hunt, Robbie Fowler, Djibril Cisse and Steven Gerrard twice. The most recent time was Gerrard in the 2007-2008 Champions League.
Salah has scored 18 league goals this season, trailing Harry Kane in the hunt for the golden boot by only one goal. After picking it up two years in a row, he lost out on the award to Jamie Vardy. He’ll be eager to regain his crown this season.
In the Champions League, he’s scored five goals in eight games, which puts him — and everyone else — far behind Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund who has 10 goals in eight games, thanks to four braces. Still, Salah leads the Reds in scoring, and one more goal will put another notch in his belt.
And Liverpool fans will be especially invested in seeing him get on the scoreboard, considering the situation surrounding the result of his last encounter with Madrid in the 2017-18 Champions League final match.