This Saturday, Mohamed Salah will step onto the pitch at Anfield against Burnley with 98 Premier League goals. Given the form he was in against Norwich last weekend, he could very well grab himself a brace and become the latest man to join the 100 goals club.
A quick peek at the goalscoring charts indicates that he’s only six goals away from Didier Drogba who has 104 goals. For full context of Mo’s prolific goalscoring exploits, Drogba played nine seasons in England’s top flight, while Salah is on his sixth, including his lone year spent at Chelsea.
Teammate Sadio Mane is also nearing 100. He has 95 Premier League goals and will also likely cross the 100 goal mark real soon.
Just for fun, these are the former Reds Mo and Sadio are bearing down on in the record books:
At number eight is Robbie Fowler, with his 163 goals, most scored early in his career with Liverpool. In tenth place, Michael Owen has 150 – again, most of which were scored with the Reds.
Two players who made brief stops at Anfield are in the 15th and 16th spots: Robbie Keane and Nicolas Anelka have 126 and 125 goals respectively.
At number 18 is Steven Gerrard with 120 goals, all of which came with Liverpool. It’s a super impressive tally for a midfielder (Frank Lampard is the only other midfielder in the top 20, sitting in fifth with 177 goals.) He should be overtaken soon by Jamie Vardy, who currently has 119 goals, and the returning Romelu Lukaku, who has 113